Moundbuilder Check-In Begins August 2

Moundbuilder Check-In begins on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 2 and 3, as incoming first-year students will move into the residence halls at Southwestern College.  Builder Camp and Builder Fest will kick off the 2022-2023 school year.

Builder Camp (Aug. 3-6) takes first-year students on and off campus for a three-day orientation to college life, and Builder Fest (Aug. 7-19) 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 be from at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Aug. 2 and 3 followed by students moving into residence halls.  A family lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Roy L. Smith Student Center cafeteria and a parent session will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Deets Library both days.

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 Wednesday, Aug. 3, and return on Aug. 6. On Sunday, Aug. 7, 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. 6.  All other transfer and returning students will move in Friday, Aug. 14.

Some of the Builder Fest activities include:

  • Monday, Aug. 15, classes begin for students.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, Rock painting party from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Wallingford lawn.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18, annual Moundbuilding Ceremony at 7 p.m., at Cole Mound Plaza at the bottom of the 77 Steps.
  • Friday, Aug. 19, 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 contact the office of admissions at (620) 229-6236. 

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