Welcome Days is a four-day extended orientation program that takes place all around campus. Welcome Days is led by HBU students who are passionate about making the first year at HBU a success for the freshmen and transfers. Every Pack Leader has valuable personal experience, so they can offer advice about classes, fun things to do in Houston, and anything else you need as you begin your journey as a Husky!

Why Attend Welcome Days?

Welcome Days is an experience that incoming Huskies won’t want to miss. Welcome Days is for any incoming Freshman or Transfer Student to Houston Baptist University. The purpose of Welcome Days is to give students an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at HBU. We hope that through Welcome Days, students will begin finding their place in the Husky Family prior to classes even starting!

Please see below for a brief description of the Welcome Days 2018 Schedule.

Thursday, August 23rd

*Incoming Students and their families are welcome to join us for all activities of Day One of Welcome Days until 8PM*

  • 9 AM-12 PM: Move-In For On Campus Students, McNair Hall. If you are living off-campus, please come to campus for the Welcome Days Check In at 230PM. Check in for Husky Move-In will depend on your last name
    • Last Name starts with A-M: 9 AM-10:30 AM
    • Last Name starts with L-Z: 10:30 AM-12 PM
  • 2:30 PM: Welcome Days Check In, McNair Hall.
  • 3:45 PM: Residence Life and Commuter Life Sessions, Belin Chapel and Dunham Theater
  • 4:30 PM: Meet Your Pack and Pack Leader, Pack Room
    • At 4:30 PM there will also be a Parent Q&A Session in Belin Chapel
  • 5 PM: Welcome Dinner Festival, Brown Courtyard
  • 6:30 PM: Opening Ceremony and Beanie Ceremony, Dunham Theater
  • 8 PM: Pack It In Session, Pack Room
  • 9 PM: HBU Color Night, Holcombe Mall
    • ** Incoming HBU Students Only**
    • For this night activity, bring some clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

Friday, August 24th

  • 8 AM: Optional Activities
    • Breakfast – The Baugh is open for On-Campus students to use their meal plans and the Collegium will have a light breakfast for off-campus students.
    • Bradshaw Fitness Center – the BFC is open to any student that wants to utilize their facilities! Please don’t forget to bring your student ID
    • College of Nursing Breakfast – if you are a College of Nursing incoming student, there is breakfast for you from 830AM-930AM in Dillon II.
  • 10 AM: Opening Session, Dunham Theater
  • 11 AM: Pack It In Session, Pack Room
  • 12 PM: Lunch, The Baugh and McNair Hall
  • 1 PM: Student Success Session, Dunham Theater
  • 1:30 PM: Career and Calling Session, Dunham Theater
  • 2 PM: Pack It In Session, Pack Room
  • 3:30 PM: Traditions Showcase, Dunham Theater
  • 5 PM: Dinner, The Baugh or McNair Hall
  • 6 PM: Women’s Volleyball Game, Sharp Gym
  • 8 PM: Husky Races, Holcombe Mall

Saturday, August 25th

  • 8 AM: Optional Activities
    • Breakfast – The Baugh is open for On-Campus students to use their meal plans and the Collegium will have a light breakfast for off-campus students.
    • Bradshaw Fitness Center – the BFC is open to any student that wants to utilize their facilities! Please don’t forget to bring your student ID
  • 10 AM: Opening Session, Dunham Theater
  • 11 AM: Service Opportunity, Pack Room
  • 12 PM: Lunch, The Baugh or McNair Hall
  • 1 PM: Pack It In Session, Pack Room
  • 2:30 PM: Husky Howl, Dunham Theater
  • 3:30 PM: Free Time *Use this time to change for Wild and Crazy games
  • 4 PM: Wild and Crazy Games
    • For this activity, bring some clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.
  • 5 PM: Free Time *Use this time to get cleaned up post-wild and crazy games.
  • 6 PM: Dinner, The Baugh or McNair Hall
  • 7 PM: Husky Games Closing Ceremony, Dunham Theater
  • 8:30 PM: Game Show Entertainment – Survey Says Game Show, Belin Chapel

Sunday, August 26th

  • 9 AM: Sunday Worship Service, Dunham Theater
  • 10 AM: Torch Passing Ceremony, Holcombe Mall
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