New Student Orientation

Congratulations and Welcome to Southeastern!

Fall 2024 Welcome Week will be August 19-23. Orientation Day will be on August 21st.

Dr. Mark Liederbach, Dean of Students

It is my deepest hope and prayer for each of you that while you are here you will fall ever more deeply in love with the Lord and worship him with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. I am also praying that as an outflow of your love and worship of God that you will flourish personally, develop in your ministry skills, and experience an increasing joy in serving the local church.

Here at Southeastern we strive to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his Great Commission central in all we do. At Southeastern, then, we are a “community” of faith. That is, we are a people who are united around a common purpose of worshipping the Lord and maximizing that worship throughout all creation. This is the vision that makes Southeastern more than an institution. We are a movement with a vision, purpose, and goal. Thus, it is with great joy that I welcome you to the Southeastern community. May it be that together we will thrill the Lord with worship in our classrooms, residencies, local church involvement, and our relationships with the lost wherever they may be in the world.

As Paul reminded the believers in 1 Corinthians 10:31: “Whether then you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Let’s make every aspect of our life together one that thrills our great God!

Please know that my office and staff are eager to serve you in whatever capacity we can. All of us in the Student Life Division are delighted you are here!

The Dean of Students Office is located in the Ledford Student Center Suite 100. Dr. Liederbach’s administrative Assistant is William Bowers.

To meet with Dr. Liederbach, email [email protected] or call (919)761-2306.

Dr. Liederbach can be reached directly at [email protected].

Thursday, August 22nd, 2024

9:00am – 1:00pm College Move In

3:00 – 4:00pm College Afternoon Session – Appleby Chapel

3:00-4:00pm Parent Orientation – Appleby Hall (Bethea Classroom)

7:00 – 9:00pm Freshman Festival – Ledford Gym 

Friday, August 23rd, 2024  New Student Orientation

8:00am – Check-In – Outside CGCS

Breakfast – WF Baptist Fellowship Hall

Expo – CGCS Rotunda and Conference Room

9:00 – 12:15pm  NSO Morning Session – Binkley Chapel

Men’s Session – Binkley 101

Women’s Session – Binkley 102

12:30 – 1:30pm  Lunch with Professors – WF Baptist Fellowship Hall

1:30pm   Department Open House* – Around Campus (tours at 1:30 & 3:30)

International Student Orientation – Eitel Auditorium

2:30 – 3:30pm  Church Fair* – CGCS Rotunda

4:00pm – 5:30pm Married Assembly with the Akins* – Binkley 101

Childcare will open at 3:45pm – Binkley 102

Saturday, August 24th, 2024

11:30am College Crawl – Around Wake Forest

6:30pm House Welcome Back Events

Monday, August 26th, 2024 – First Day of Class

All Day  – First Day of Classes

8:00pm  – House System Worship on the Steps – Ledford Gym Steps

Tuesday, August 27th, 2024

10:30am  Convocation Chapel – Binkley Chapel

6:00pm   Campus Kickoff

Thursday, August 29th, 2024

6:30pm Women’s Kickoff Event

Friday, August 30th, 2024

6:30pm  Men’s Kickoff Event

Saturday, August 31st, 2024

5:30pm House System Kickball Tournament – Intramural Field

Department Open House | August 23 from 1:30-5 PM

Prince Building

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