Moundbuilder Check-In Begins August 3 and 4

Moundbuilder Check-In begins on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 3 and 4, as incoming first-year students will move into the residence halls at Southwestern College.  As students return, Builder Camp and Builder Fest will kick off the 2021-2022 school year.

Southwestern will begin the academic year with an aggressive health plan in place. The college will offer exciting incentives to students who are vaccinated for COVID-19 at check-in and additionally will offer vaccination clinics on-campus frequently. Like last year, the college will also make ongoing COVID-19 testing available to the campus community, conducting contact tracing as needed. The college remains focused on promoting mutual respect and encourages personal judgment as individuals make decisions regarding their health and well-being.

New undergraduate students will be the first on campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by students moving into residence halls.  To help maintain social distancing of families, each student has been assigned a designated move-in day and time.​ Students have been sent an email with their individual check-in times and details.

With some modifications in place, first-year students will once again travel off-campus for Builder Camp a three-day orientation to college life.  Builder Camp will be held at Sky Ranch Cave Springs in Quapaw, Okla.  Students will depart campus at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and return on Saturday, Aug. 7. 

Builder Fest is a schedule of community-based experiences introducing new students to the many aspects of Southwestern College. The first event of Builder Fest is Sunday, Aug. 8, 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. 7.  All other transfer and returning students will move in Friday, Aug. 13.

Some of the Builder Fest activities include:

  • Monday, Aug. 16, classes begin for students
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17, Rock painting party from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Wallingford lawn
  • Thursday, Aug. 19, annual Moundbuilding Ceremony at 7 p.m., at Cole Mound Plaza at the bottom of the 77 Steps
  • Friday, Aug. 20, Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center

Friends of Southwestern College are invited to attend the Moundbuilding Ceremony and Opening Convocation.

Other first semester highlights include:

  • Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day, no classes
  • Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 11-12, Fall Break, no classes
  • Friday-Sunday, Oct. 29-31, Homecoming
  • Saturday, Nov. 6, Explore More Day
  • Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 24-26, Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday-Thursday, Dec. 6-9, final examinations

For more information about Moundbuilder Check-In, visit here or call the Southwestern College office of admissions at (620) 229-6236.

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