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Welcome Weekend 2023

Parent & Family Info

Family members and guests who accompany new students to campus on Thursday, Aug. 17 are invited to participate in the events below, which will conclude before dinner. 

Watch the President’s Welcome livestream on Thursday, August 17 at 4 p.m.

8 a.m. - NoonResidential Student Check-In and Move-In
Residence Halls

Residential students and their parents will pick up Welcome Weekend materials at the welcome tent outside each residence hall.  Student leaders and campus community will assist with move-in.

  • 8 – 9 a.m. — Group 1: those who live >5 hours away
  • 9 – 10 a.m. — Group 2: those who live 2 – 5 hours away
  • 10 – 11 a.m. — Group 3: those who live 1 – 2 hours away
  • 11 a.m. – Noon — Group 4: those who live <1 hour away

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.HICCUP and HICCUP Too Open
Rader Student Center & Kinlaw Library
Complimentary coffee is available at the HICCUP Too kiosk on the main floor of the library, and specialty coffee, shakes, and smoothies are available for purchase at the HICCUP Cafe in the Rader Student Center.
9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.Semester Check-in: Student ID, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Health Services
Kinlaw Library, Main Floor

REQUIRED for all students who did not attend an in-person Eagle Day or other Semester Check-in, but open to anyone with questions. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Students, bring a government-issued photo ID.

Please come during your assigned window below to help alleviate congestion and provide you with a more positive and efficient experience. 

  • 9 – 10:15 a.m. — Group 1
  • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.— Group 2
  • 11:30 m.– 12:45 p.m. — Group 3
  • 1 – 2:15m. — Group 4 & Commuters
  • 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. — Late arrivals & Eagle Day participants with questions


9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.Beloved Class T-shirts, Photo Booth, Parking Stickers, Campus Employment, E-Campus Books, Eagle Outlet & Campus Post Office
Rader Student Center

ALL students, take a break sometime during the day to complete the following:

  • Freshmen, pick up your Beloved Class t-shirt (and wear it to the President’s Welcome)!
  • (Sophomore & Junior transfer students will receive their class t-shirt at the Friday 11 a.m. class meeting.)
  • Pick up your parking sticker
  • Sign up to receive student employment paperwork
  • Get information from E-Campus about ordering textbooks
  • Receive your Campus Post Office (CPO) box assignment (commuters too!)
  • Purchase some Asbury swag at the Eagle Outlet
  • Get your picture taken at the photo booth!
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Complimentary Lunch
Dining Hall

New students and their families are invited to lunch as guests of the University. Please follow the assigned times below to help alleviate congestion.

  • 11:30 a.m. –Groups 1 & 2
  • 12:15 p.m. –Group 4 & Commuters
  • 1 p.m. –Group 3 & Archways
1 - 2:15 p.m.Commuter Student Check-in
Rader Student Center
Commuter students and their parents will pick up Welcome Weekend materials at the designated area, then proceed to the Semester Check-in, if not already completed  (see above) 
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.President & Faculty Meet & Greet
Miller Center for Communication Arts
Students and their guests are invited to meet the President and faculty members while enjoying refreshments
4 - 5:15 p.m.President’s Welcome
Hughes Auditorium

Students and their guests are invited to this welcome service with a keynote address by President Kevin J. Brown. Event will be livestreamed.

5:15 p.m.Transfer Student-Parent Farewell & Transfer Group Connection
Reasoner Green
Sophomore & Junior Transfer Students (Groups 21 & 22) and their families are dismissed to Reasoner Green to say farewell,  then students connect with their transfer group leaders for dinner
5:15 p.m.Freshman Class Photo & Freshman Student-Parent Farewell
Hughes Auditorium Steps & Semi-Circle Green
Freshmen and Freshman Transfer Students (FYE Groups 1-20) will line up on the steps of Hughes for their class photo. Following the photo, students will say farewell to their families then connect with their FYE leaders for dinner and an activity

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