New Student Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Each room is furnished with beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, bookshelves, and trash cans.  Here is a list, which will give you an idea of items you need to bring to campus and what items you should leave home (e.g. no pets are allowed in the residence halls except fish). 

    Click here for a link to the Residence Life website.

  • Pirate Buc$ is a discretionary spending program.  Under the program, anyone with a University ID card (Pirate Card) is able to purchase goods and services at participating stores.  Pirate Buc$ can be used for laundry on campus, at the Cove, or even off campus.  Some local business including Taco Cabana, Which Which, Chipotle, Cianfrani’s, and Mel’s Lone Star Lanes accept Pirate Buc$.

    For a complete list of local businesses that accept Pirate Buc$ and more information visit the Pirate Card website.

  • Indeed there is!  We have a secure network so laptops and wireless devices need to be specially configured.  In the Residence Halls, wireless service is provided by Apogee and must be configured separately. 

    For more information visit IT.

  • You will get the chance to meet members of various student organizations at the Student Involvement Fair during the second week of classes in the Walzel Gym.

    Click here for a list of current student organizations.

  • Health Services provides comprehensive and confidential health care for all enrolled students.  The SU nurses are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-ins. Two physicians and two physician assistants are available weekly by appointment.

    For more information visit Health Services.

  • These hours are posted on the Library’s website.

  • During the academic year the hours are:
    Monday-Friday
    Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Dinner: 5 - 8 p.m. (Friday dinner- 5 - 7:30 p.m.)

    Saturday & Sunday
    Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Dinner: 5 - 7:30 p.m.

  • The Cove is a great place for you to stop in and grab a ready-made salad, parfait, fruit cup, or delicious sandwich. Not hungry? Then just stop by and grab a quick bottle of soda or a cup of tea. They are open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.Saturday 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. and Sunday 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.  For those who take their coffee seriously, there’s the Korouva Milkbar, a student-run coffeehouse located in Field House.

    Learn more about The Cove

  • There are 2 computer labs on campus equipped with Macs, PCs, and high speed laser printers.  For more information and locations, visit the IT website.

  • The Cross-Cultural Center is an open space for students to explore issues of diversity and social
    justice, as well as connect with student leaders and initiatives. The Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Prothro Center, serves as a gathering place for students and provides diversity resources for the campus community. 

    For more information, visit the Office of Diversity Education.

  • Yes, we do have an Honor Code.  You will learn more about it during your first few weeks on campus, but you can check out the Honor Code website for more information.

    Honor Code Website

  • Under the leadership of the University Chaplain, weekly chapel services in the Christian tradition are held in the Lois Perkins Chapel each Thursday during the regular semester at 11:30am (prelude begins at 11:25am).

    Check out the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life for more information on chapel or their other programs.