Moundbuilder Check-In Begins August 7

Moundbuilder Check-In begins on Wednesday, Aug. 7, as incoming first-year students will move into the residence halls at Southwestern College.  Builder Camp and Builder Fest will kick off the 2019-2020 school year.

Builder Camp takes first-year students on and off campus for a three-day orientation to college life, and Builder Fest is an on-campus experience introducing new students to the many aspects of Southwestern College.

New undergraduate students will be the first on campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by students moving into residence halls.  A family lunch will be from noon-2 p.m., in the Roy L. Smith Student Center cafeteria.  A Family Welcome ceremony begins at 4 p.m. in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. 

Builder Camp will be held on campus as well as at Sky Ranch in Cave Springs, Okla.  Students will depart campus at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 8, and return on Aug. 10. On Sunday, Aug. 11, the freshmen will participate in the annual Freshman Workday event sponsored by the Southwestern College Leadership program.

Fall student-athletes (including transfers) will move in Saturday, Aug. 10.  All other transfer and returning students will move in Friday, Aug. 16.

Some of the Builder Fest activities include:
• Monday, Aug. 19, classes begin for students.
• Tuesday, Aug. 20, Rock painting party from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Wallingford lawn.
• Thursday, Aug. 22, annual Moundbuilding Ceremony at 7 p.m., at Cole Mound Plaza at the bottom of the 77 Steps.
• Friday, Aug. 23, Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

Friends of Southwestern College are invited to attend the Moundbuilding Ceremony and Opening Convocation.
For more information about Moundbuilder Check-In, visit online at or call Anjaih Clemons at (620) 229-6168.

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