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NSI - New Student Institute at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

FALL NEW STUDENT INSTITUTE

August 18-22

Fall New Student Institute (NSI) is a REQUIRED orientation program to welcome incoming students, 23 years old and younger.  We’ve been working hard to plan fun, informative, and meaningful events for our new students. Each student will connect with upperclassmen, faculty, staff, and other peers in a family group setting enabling new friendships within the student body.

 New Student Institute, which begins on Friday, August 18th, will help you feel welcome, get settled in, and get ready for your first semester as a student at SNU.

 

*Students over the age of 23 have the option of participating.  Please just contact mjaggers@snu.edu if you choose to participate and you are over the age of 23.


  • Freshmen (24 years old and younger)
  • Transfers (23 years old and younger)
  • New Students over the age of 23
  • Families
  • Frequently Asked Questions

2017 NSI SCHEDULE
Freshmen (24 years old and younger)

Very soon you will be packing up all of your stuff and heading for university life.  When you arrive on the campus of SNU, you will begin what we hope will be the most exciting part of your journey thus far.  You will be jumping in to new friendships, new academic challenges, further spiritual development, and endless opportunities for growth that will encompass your time at SNU.

During NSI there will be faculty and student mentors who want to guide you as you take those steps through the many open doors that lie ahead of you at this place.  They will share with you, from experience, the crucial keys to making the most of your endeavors at SNU.  You’ll be amazed how those relationships and the knowledge they offer will build many gateways to success during your years at SNU.  We are already praying for you as those doors open to reveal a new adventure filled with exciting possibilities!

You can download the full student schedule here.

Some highlights include:

NSI at SNU

  • University Fair on Friday from 10am-2pm
  • President’s Welcome Friday night
  • Student Programming all day Saturday
  • SIREN Event Saturday night
  • Dedication Service Sunday morning
  • Faculty Mentor Home Visit
  • Academic Programming on Monday
  • Southern Supper on Monday night (be sure to bring your western wear)
  • Service Projects on Tuesday
  • Celebration Service Tuesday night

Transfers (23 years old and younger)

We realize that you have “done this college thing” before but we are confident that your experience at SNU will be much different than your last experience with college.  We know that there are specific “SNU things” you need to know in order to be successful in your academic and personal endeavors here.  We offer specific programming for transfer students to give you all the information you need to know and get you connected with other new transfer students.

You can download the full NSI Schedule here.

Some highlights include:

  • University Fair on Friday from 10am-2pm
  • President’s Welcome Friday night
  • Student Programming all day Saturday
  • SIREN Event Saturday night
  • Dedication Service Sunday morning
  • Faculty Mentor Home Visit
  • Academic Programming on Monday
  • Southern Supper on Monday night (be sure to bring your western wear)
  • Service Projects on Tuesday
  • Celebration Service Tuesday night

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New Students older than 24

We realize that even though you are not required to participate in NSI, you likely have questions and apprehensions about the transition of becoming an SNU student.  We really encourage you to participate in the academic programming on Monday, August 21st from 9am until 2:30pm.  You can meet us for breakfast in SNU Dining on the 3rd floor of the Webster Commons at 9am and then you will be dismissed for programming.  You will get to meet your academic advisor and other faculty in your department.  We will also discuss general classroom expectations and give you a brief orientation to SNU technology and academic support and resources.  We look forward to seeing you on August 21st

You can download the full Student 24 and Older Schedule here.

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Families

This is a big passage for you, whether this is your first or last child entering university life.  You have been the one working so hard to help your child navigate through life thus far. SNU is excited to now partner with you as your son or daughter takes this next big step in their journey.  New Student Institute is a great way to welcome you and your child to this place.  Come and be a part of it with them.  You are invited to participate during the first three days (August 18th-20th). The events of these three days will help you understand what lies in store for your child as we welcome them to SNU.  For a list of local lodging options visit http://snu.edu/hotels. We will be praying for you in the coming days as you prepare for this transition.

You can download the full family schedule here.

Some highlights include:

  • Friday Night Welcome Picnic with SNU Faculty
  • Parent Programming throughout the day Saturday
  • Lunch with your student on Saturday
  • Opportunities to explore OKC Saturday night
  • Dedication Service Sunday morning

Parents

This is a big passage for you, whether this is your first or last child entering university life.  You have been the one working so hard to help your child navigate through life thus far. SNU is excited to now partner with you as your son or daughter takes this next big step in their journey.  New Student Institute is a great way to welcome you and your child to this place.  Come and be a part of it with them.  You are invited to participate during the first three days (August 15-17th). The events of these three days will help you understand what lies in store for your child as we welcome them to SNU.  We will be praying for you in the coming days as you prepare for this transition.

You can download the full parent schedule here.

Some highlights include:

Friday Night Parent Dinner with SNU Faculty

Parent Programming throughout the day Saturday

Lunch with your student on Saturday

Opportunities to explore OKC Saturday night

Dedication Service Sunday morning

Parents

This is a big passage for you, whether this is your first or last child entering university life.  You have been the one working so hard to help your child navigate through life thus far. SNU is excited to now partner with you as your son or daughter takes this next big step in their journey.  New Student Institute is a great way to welcome you and your child to this place.  Come and be a part of it with them.  You are invited to participate during the first three days (August 15-17th). The events of these three days will help you understand what lies in store for your child as we welcome them to SNU.  We will be praying for you in the coming days as you prepare for this transition.

You can download the full parent schedule here.

Some highlights include:

Friday Night Parent Dinner with SNU Faculty

Parent Programming throughout the day Saturday

Lunch with your student on Saturday

Opportunities to explore OKC Saturday night

Dedication Service Sunday morning

Parents

This is a big passage for you, whether this is your first or last child entering university life.  You have been the one working so hard to help your child navigate through life thus far. SNU is excited to now partner with you as your son or daughter takes this next big step in their journey.  New Student Institute is a great way to welcome you and your child to this place.  Come and be a part of it with them.  You are invited to participate during the first three days (August 15-17th). The events of these three days will help you understand what lies in store for your child as we welcome them to SNU.  We will be praying for you in the coming days as you prepare for this transition.

You can download the full parent schedule here.

Some highlights include:

Friday Night Parent Dinner with SNU Faculty

Parent Programming throughout the day Saturday

Lunch with your student on Saturday

Opportunities to explore OKC Saturday night

Dedication Service Sunday morning



NSI CONTACT:

The NSI Office is located on the first floor of the SNU Library in the Center for Student Success. You can also contact our office by phone or e-mail.

MISTY JAGGERS
Associate Dean for Student Success
Center for Student Success
mjaggers@snu.edu
405-491-6694


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