There are big changes in store for you as a freshman at SIUE. The transition to college can be more intense than you might think. We not only understand that — we want to help you through the process! The SIUE Experience will give you a chance to meet your fellow classmates, learn what it means to be a student here, and get a healthy dose of that Cougar spirit.
Your journey begins with Move-In Day on August 15, 2013 (if you are living in University Housing) and continues for all new freshmen throughout the weekend of August 16-18, 2013. Exciting events like Convocation, Playfair, Cougar Kick-Off campus wide tailgate, and the Class of 2017 service project will get you out and meeting people in amazing new ways.
Upper class students, called Cougar Guides, along with faculty and staff will lead you through The SIUE Experience. You'll hear the SIUE story through our values of Excellence, Wisdom, Openness, Citizenship, and Integrity. Explore the purpose and expectations of a college education. Learn about learning and thinking. Understand what it means to be a member of the SIUE community.
But The SIUE Experience is also about telling your story and writing the next chapter. What defines you? How can you make your mark here? In what ways will you contribute to the SIUE community and bring our values to life? The weekend is just the start of something big: your SIUE Experience!
Take a look at the schedule of events. Students and parents: please note that all members of the Class of 2017 are expected to attend activities listed in bold. All others are optional...but you won't want to miss the fun! Mark your calendars now so that summer vacations, work schedules, and so forth are planned in order to be on campus by Friday, August 16, 2013. We can't wait to have you join us!
Questions? Send us a note at SIUExperience@siue.edu.