Welcome aboard! Now that you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit, here’s some information that may come in handy, along with a few to-do items to cross off your list as you move forward.
** Content on this site was updated on May 23, 2018 **
Now that you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will receive an SUeID, your official Southwestern University Electronic ID, which allows you to enter the Southwestern student portal—my.southwestern.edu—which is different than your admission status portal.
- The Southwestern Information Technology Office will generate SUeID’s about once per week throughout the spring and summer.
- SUeIDs will be delivered to you through your admission status portal; the same place where you received your admission, scholarship and/or financial aid letters.
- You will use your SUeID to access the mySouthwestern student portal.
- And, you will use your SUeID when it’s time to register for classes (see below), sign up for housing, check your Southwestern email (through the Google Gmail interface), and access Moodle (Southwestern’s classroom management system) when classes start.
- Transfer Housing Information
All Transfer Students
All transfer students, living on or off campus, must fill out the Incoming Transfer Housing Request form.
Deposited students will receive information in the admission status portal (the one you’ve been using throughout the application process) about your SUeID login credentials. Once you have this information:
1. Go to the MySouthwestern student portal
2. Sign in using your SUeID
3. Click on the WebAdvisor link, lower left-hand corner
4. Fill out the Incoming Transfer Housing Request form
If you are required to live on campus or have elected to live on campus (*see policy below), and have completed the Incoming Transfer Housing Request form above, contact Bob Flinders, Director of Residence Life & Housing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-863-1866 to sign up for housing.
Possible Fall 2018 On-Campus Housing Options
Students in their first year of college will be placed in first-year residence halls. Upper-level students will be placed in residence halls or apartments based on classification and availability. Residence halls will not be assigned until mid July.
Herman Brown Hall – $3,240 per semester (Soph/Jr/Sr Option)
Moody-Shearn Hall – $3,240 per semester (Soph/Jr/Sr Option)
McCombs Residential Center – 2BR Apartment: 1 student per room $4,150 per semester; 2 students per room $2,540 per semester (Soph/Jr/Sr Option)
Lord Residential Center – 1BR Apartment: $7,060 per semester; 2BR Apartment: $4,700 (Jr/Sr Option)
*Housing Requirement: Students who have had less than four full-time semesters, or less than 60 total credit hours (not including high school dual credit), will be required to live on-campus and purchase a meal plan unless a housing appeal has been granted.
- Course Registration
Sprog Pre-Orientation Days
These events are reserved for Fall 2018 students (first-year and transfers) who have submitted an enrollment deposit to Southwestern.
What’s with the funny name? Well, a Sprog is an obsure nautical reference to a new recruit who has not yet been trained on a ship. As a Sprog, attending a Sprog Pre-Orientation Day event is your first “training” opportunity and initial step toward becoming a Southwestern Pirate. Spaces fill quickly and are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Please note: Our April, May, and June Sprog Pre-Orientation Day events have passed. However, if you were unable to attend any of our Sprog Pre-Orientation Day events due to distance or unavoidable conflict, please complete this form. A University representative will then be in touch to explore alternate registration options.
*This is only an option for deposited students. You cannot register until you have received your SUeID. This information can be found in your admission status portal.
- Foreign Language Placement Exam
This is the first step you must take before registering for classes. Taking this exam does not mean that you will have to select a foreign language class for your first semester, however, it is a required step to take before you register. Your fall course registration cannot be completed until you have done so.
All students who plan to continue a language previously studied, who are not transferring credit from another institution, must go to the Modern Languages Web Page to take your Language Placement Exam at least one week prior to registration.
All students must take 3 semesters of a foreign language as part of Southwestern’s General Education requirements. This exam will help us place you in the appropriate class.
The password for the exams can be found within the instructions on this webpage, so please read carefully.You will need to enter your full first and last names to take the exam. You will not need a student ID number and should leave that field blank.
Note: Students taking the Latin exam must read the instruction specific to that exam.
- Advanced-Entry Seminar (AES)
The Advanced-Entry Seminar is a required course that helps you begin to practice an education that arcs across your experiences and the curriculum; connecting the questions and perspectives you encounter, as well as the skills you develop, to each other and to the world. It is also your first exposure to Paideia—Southwestern’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to integrating curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Seminar Titles & Descriptions
International Climate Fiction: Can Reading Save the Planet?
Going to the Dogs
Advanced-Entry Seminar Form & Instructions
Once you review the seminar descriptions, be sure to go to the Advanced-Entry Seminar enrollment form to rank your preferences.
If you have questions about the AES course, email Barbara Jean or call 512.863.1567.
- Health Record
The Health Record must be completed, with the assistance of your designated physician, and returned to the Health Center no later than July 1, for fall enrollment, if possible.
- Proof of immunizations, or shot record, is a requirement for enrollment.
- All incoming students 21 years of age and under must show proof of a Meningitis vaccination within five (5) years of the first official date of classes.
- All students are required to have a TB screening test and a physical exam performed by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. These are required and must be dated within the 12 month period prior to the first day of classes.
Due to the confidential nature of this information, please mail forms directly to the Southwestern University Health Center at the following address.
Attn: Health Center
PO Box 770
Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770
Call the Health Center directly at 512.863.1252 with any questions you may have.
- Student Health Insurance
- All full-time students are required to have and maintain health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. All student accounts will automatically be charged for the University’s student health insurance plan annual premium.
- Students who need health insurance coverage may purchase Southwestern’s insurance plan for coverage.
Waive the Charge
- A student who is covered through their family’s health insurance plan can waive this charge by providing evidence of the primary insurance plan through the University’s insurance carrier’s website. You should get a confirmation email after completing the online waiver. Providing copies of your insurance to Health Services or Athletics is not sufficient. The online waive must be completed.
- Move-In and Orientation
Move in: August 17. Orientation: August 18 - 26. First day of class: August 27.
Get all the details in the 2018 Fall Orientation Schedule
- Campus Visits
Visits are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Click here to schedule your visit to campus online or call the Office of Admission at 800-252-3166.
- Connect with the Southwestern Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Society organization on Facebook!
- Follow @SouthwesternU for all the latest news and info via Twitter.