Camp Southeastern

About Camp SE

Camp SE and Camp SE Online are a way for incoming students to get to know the University. For over 20 years, the orientation tradition has provided students with an opportunity to meet other students and transition into the college environment. We currently offer two types of orientation for new students, an on-campus overnight experience called Camp SE, and Camp SE Online for nontraditional and transfer students. All new students are required to either attend Camp SE or complete Camp SE Online.

Mission Statement

Camp SE and Camp SE Online assist new students with their transition to campus by providing programs and services that outline the University’s academic requirements as well as co-curricular developmental opportunities. We provide new students and their families with an understanding of University expectations and requirements. We believe participation in orientation is a pivotal step in connecting students to their campus community and the opportunity for academic success.


  1. Meet and know the names of at least five new people
  2. To set realistic expectations for academic achievement
  3. To identify at least five student services and resources and how to access them
  4. To learn about Southeastern traditions and how I am part of those traditions
  5. To experience life as a college student

What Can Students Expect at Camp SE?

  • Overnight stay in Shearer Hall & Suites
  • Be paired with an SSL and a small team of other new students
  • Particpate in interactive, challenging, & fun teambuilding activities
  • Be introduced to issues often faced by new students & resources available on campus
  • Learn about SE specific traditions, history, & involvement opportunities
  • Meet a faculty member & learn about academic expectations
  • Meals, t-shirt, & fun!

What Can Parents & Family Expect at Orientation?

  • Casual, conversational environment to learn about the University’s expectations of their student
  • Meet with campus administrators, faculty friends, and real live SE students
  • Have time to visit campus offices to help prepare their students for classes to begin
  • Continental breakfast & lunch in the University Cafe