- What items do students need to bring with them to campus?
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).
- What are Pirate Buc$?
Pirate Buc$ 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.
- Is there wireless internet on campus?
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.
- How do I get involved in a student organization on campus?
You will get the chance to meet members of SU’s 80+ student organizations during the Student Involvement Fair on Tuesday, August 30th from 5-6:30pm in the Walzel Gym. More details about this event are available from Student Activities by calling 512.863.1345 or emailing email@example.com.
- What do I do if I get sick on campus?
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.
- Where can I find the hours for the Library?
These hours are posted on the Library’s website.
- Where on campus can I grab a late night burger and soda?
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.
During the school year, the Cove is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 2 a.m. and Saturday/Sunday 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Learn more on the Pirate Dining website
- How do I find my way around campus?
- If I don’t have a printer, are there places on campus where I can print?
There are computer labs on campus equipped with Macs & PCs, as well as several locations that feature high speed laser printers. For more information and locations, visit the IT website.
- What is the JEDI Center?
The Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) 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 3rd floor of the McCombs Campus Center, serves as a gathering place for students and provides diversity resources for the campus community.
- Does Southwestern University have an Honor Code?
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.