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New SPU students: Are you ready to launch into new experiences? We’re ready to answer your questions, to introduce you to your new friends and instructors, to help you get “plugged in” and involved on campus … and to throw you a “Big Party.”

Check out the Orientation 2014 schedule to see what we have planned for you, as well as for your parents and guests. Every session offers you new opportunities and advantages.

SPU is on a mission to engage the culture and change the world, and — whether you are an incoming freshman or a transfer student — we are thrilled that you are joining us in this adventure.

Nine Steps to a Perfect Launch

  1. Be accountable to the highest standards of scholarship, integrity, and excellence.
  2. Make strong connections with faculty, staff, and other students.
  3. Immerse yourself in campus life at SPU during the first month of school — you’ll meet more people and make lasting friendships. This goes for those who live off-campus, too!
  4. Be healthy: Eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep.
  5. Embrace diversity. Attend programs that are different from what you would usually choose, and keep an open mind.
  6. Learn how you learn best. Join or organize study groups. Develop disciplines that help you retain what you learn.
  7. Join a club or an organization — or start your own.
  8. Use your SPU email account.
  9. Use discretion online. Faculty, employers, and others may be viewing your Facebook page or other social networking activities.

Tony Lee

My Orientation Experience

The most interesting thing about Orientation? I distinctly remember sitting beside the guy who is, to this day, my best friend. … The quickest, most efficient way to get comfortable at SPU is by meeting new people. Finding new relationships makes you feel that ‘This is home now!'

Tony Lee
SPU Senior
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