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What’s with the funny name?

Well, a Sprog is an obscure 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.

Sprog Pre-Orientation Day is exclusively for those students who have determined that they will be attending Southwestern in the fall and have committed by placing a $500 enrollment deposit.

If you have not submitted your enrollment deposit, and want to register to attend this event, visit our MyDecision page to officially commit.

Please keep in mind that Sprog is a “Pre-Orientation” activity. Students are required to attend New Student Orientation the week of August 16 - 23, and parents are highly encouraged to participate in Parent Orientation on August 16 & 17.

Activities will include:
  • Meet with Sprog Guide and register for courses
  • A walking tour of campus
  • “Sneak Peek” tour of residence halls
  • Presentations on various aspects of the new student experience
  • Financial Aid Office and Business Office presentation and Q&A
  • Receive your Pirate Card ID
  • Obtain a Parking Permit
  • Informal conversations with alumni and current students


NOTE: Registration will close at 8:00 am (Central) 10 days before the event.

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Southwestern recommends all students attend one of our three Sprog Pre-Orientation Day events. If you are 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.