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On-Campus Visit Events


The Office of Admission


Wilhelmina Cullen Welcome Center

The Office of Admission

Spring Saturdays at Southwestern (on campus, open to all visitors)

Can’t make it to campus on a weekday? We’ve got you covered! These events are for any prospective student interested in Southwestern. The visit consists of an information session covering topics such as our unique Paideia curriculum, the application process, scholarships, and need-based financial aid, followed by a campus tour focusing on different areas of campus life and academics. There is no fee associated with this event. Click below on the date that works best with your schedule and follow the link on the following page to register.

Admitted Student Days (on campus, admitted students only)

It’s time to celebrate your acceptance to Southwestern! At our Admitted Student Day, you will have a chance to learn about academic life, see our residence halls, meet our faculty & students, and have your last-moment questions answered. We can’t wait for you to join the Pirate Crew!

NOTE: There is a $20 fee associated with these events. The registration fee covers lunch for the student and guests, as well as a t-shirt for the student.

  • APR 03 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • APR 22 - 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Junior Visit Day (on campus, targeted toward HS juniors & sophomores)

This event is targeted toward high school juniors entering college in Fall 2024. Kick off your college search at Southwestern! Visit our award-winning campus, attend informational sessions, and even try our food—it’s the best way to discover if Southwestern should be on your short list. Click the link below for a tentative schedule of events for the day.

NOTE: There is a $20 fee associated with this event. The registration fee covers lunch for the student and guests, as well as a t-shirt for the student.

  • MAR 25 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Scope out Southwestern (virtual format, admitted students only)

On several evenings this spring, we invite all our accepted students (and their parents!) to engage with us as we drill down to the details in these one-hour virtual information sessions highlighting a particular aspect of the Southwestern Experience. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or you’ve engaged with us in the past, these dynamic, interactive sessions are a wonderful opportunity for all prospective students to engage with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of areas across campus. Join us for one event - or all of them!

NOTE: All events take place from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Central Time). Click on the links to view a description of each program & register to attend.

  • MAR 21 - Academic Life
  • MAR 28 - Welcome to Texas: an out-of-state perspective
  • APR 04 - Life after SU: Career & Professional Development
  • APR 11 - Parent to Pirate Parent: a forum for admitted student parents (PARENTS ONLY)
  • APR 18 - Advising & Academic Support
  • APR 25 - Residence Life and the Residential Experience
Sprog Orientation (in-person events, deposited students only)

These events are exclusively for incoming students who have submitted their enrollment deposit to Southwestern. During your two-day on-campus experience (including an overnight stay in the residence halls), you will have the opportunity to cross off some very important to-do items as you get ready for the Southwestern Experience. Plan on joining us to learn about SU services and resources, meet new friends, register for your classes, and enjoy the best of Pirate life!

Your fee for this program was included in your enrollment deposit. Please note that there is an additional fee for additional parent/family guests. Click here for the schedule of events, times, and additional details regarding Sprog Orientation.

Attending Sprog Orientation is required for all incoming students. If you cannot attend any of the Sprog Orientation programs due to unavoidable conflict, please submit this form , and a University representative will contact you to explore alternate options.