Class of 2018 photo taken during Orientation

Welcome New Students and Families!

The purpose of Week of Welcome (WOW) is to serve as your orientation to SOU. WOW will help you transition to the SOU community and get acquainted with campus resources and academics early in your college career. The WOW program consists of academic sessions, social activities, workshops, tradition events, and much more. All new students are expected to attend.  Week of Welcome is September 20-29, 2018.

WOW begins with the Opening Session at 6:30pm in Raider Stadium Thursday, September 20th.  Families are encouraged to join, the program for families will conclude on September 21st at 1:00pm at the Raider Family Farewell BBQ.

Please check your SOU email for the registration form and more information about WOW. If you are a new student you may also Use this form to register yourself and your guests for WOW orientation events. If you have any questions about Week of Welcome please email Danielle Mancuso at

The full schedule for families and students is now available on your computer and smart device using Raider Guidebook

Upload The Raider Guidebook to your smart device and review the schedule before arriving to campus. You can tap on each individual event for a detailed description. Please let us know if you have questions. For those without smart devices, please use this WOW Printable Highlights Schedule.

After reviewing the WOW schedule, if you require accommodations for any events during WOW, please contact Shawn Foster, Director of Disability Resources at (541)-552-6213.