Important message concerning Welcome Days 2017:

Hello Huskies! 

Thanks for all of you that came out to Move In and Welcome Days Day 1 yesterday!  We had a blast!!!! With the impending weather conditions Houston Baptist University has made the decision to close the university at 1 pm today, Friday, August 25th until Monday, August 28th (with services and classes continuing on Tuesday, August 29th-unless otherwise notified). Please keep watch to for more updates. 

With that announcement, all weekend activities and events will also be cancelled.  It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Welcome Days 2017 will be cancelled effective immediately and especially after 1 pm today.

If you are here on campus (as a residential student) preparations are being made if you are intending to stay:

  • An email from Residence Life will be coming shortly and will contain a survey so we can assess needs. Please fill that out immediately.
  • If you are a residential student on the first floor of the freshman village areas (WRC, MRC, Mest Wing) we are asking that you elevate your belongings from the floor as a precaution of the courtyard flooding with the increased precipitation.
  • Food services will keep the following schedule:
    • Friday, August 25th, Saturday, August 26th & Sunday, August 27th 
      • Lunch from 12- 2 pm in the Baugh Cafeteria
      • Dinner from 5-7:30 pm in the Baugh Cafeteria
    • Monday, August 28th (Please be advised the final hours are being confirmed and decided on Sunday, August 27th) Right now the hours will be holiday hours: 12pm-9 pm in the Baugh Cafeteria. 

If you are a commuting student, we are suggesting that you stay home and be with your family. The Commuter Collegium will close at 1 pm when the university closes and will not open until the university opens. 

Plans to Welcome you all to the family are in place and will happen once we are back in action!! Stay tuned to the HBU website and your HBU email for updates!!!!!!

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding!

Mon’Sher Spencer
Director of Student Involvement & Student Leadership
Houston Baptist University

Welcome Days 2017
“Welcome to the Pack”
August 24th-27th 

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!

Register for Welcome Days!


Students already admitted to HBU can register to attend Welcome Days by following these instructions:

  1. Login to HuskyNet using your student ID (H Number) and password.
  2. Click on the Personal Information tab and select Welcome Days 2017 Registration link.
  3. Fill out the registration form!

Registration confirmation and reminders regarding Welcome Days  will be sent to you via your HBU email address.  To ensure you receive all notices, please make sure you have logged in and check your email on a regular basis.

*Once you complete and submit your registration you cannot make changes.  To have changes made to your registration, please email Mon’Sher Spencer.

Welcome Days Schedule 2017

Printable version available to the right!

  • Welcome to the Pack!

    Thursday – August 24, 2017

    2:30-3:30 Welcome Days Check-In, McNair Hall

    3:45-4:15 Residential Session, Dunham Theater

    Commuter Session, Belin Chapel

    4:30-5:00 Meet Your Pack, McNair Hall

    5:00-6:15 Welcome Dinner, Brown Courtyard *Parents & Family Welcomed!

    6:30-8:00 Opening Session & Beanie Ceremony, Dunham Theater *Parents & Family Welcomed!

    8:00-8:30 “Pack-It-In” Session I

    8:30-9:45 In It to Win It Game Show, Belin Chapel

    10:00-11:00 Optional Activities/Free Time

    Friday – August 25, 2017

    8:30-9:30 Breakfast,
    Residential Students, Baugh
    Commuter Students, Collegium

    8:00-9:30 *Special Breakfast for Nursing Majors, Cullen Parlor

    10:00-11:00 Opening Session, Dunham Theater

    11:00-12:00 “Pack-It-In” Session II

    12:15-1:15 Lunch, Baugh & McNair

    1:15-2:15 Free Time: Change for Wild-N’-Crazy

    2:15-3:45 Wild-N-Crazy Games

    3:45-5:30 Free Time: Clean Up From Welcome Days

    5:30-6:30 Dinner, Baugh & McNair

    6:45-7:45 Husky Howl, Dunham Theater

    7:45-9:00 Ice Cream Social, Holcombe Mall

    Saturday – August 26, 2017

    8:30-9:30 Breakfast
    Residential Students, Baugh
    Commuter Students, Collegium

    10:15-11:15 Service Opportunity

    11:30-12:30 Church Fair, MDA Student Center

    12:30-1:15 Lunch, McNair & Baugh

    1:30-2:15 “Pack-It-In” Session III

    2:15-3:00 Student Success Session, Dunham Theater

    3:30-5:00 Traditions Showcase, Dunham Theater

    5:30-6:30 Dinner, McNair & Baugh

    6:30-7:00 “Pack-It-In” Session IV

    7:00- 9:00 Pack the House- Volleyball Game, Sharp Gym

    9:00-10:00 Husky Bingo, McNair Hall

    Sunday – August 27, 2017

    9:00-10:00 Worship Service, Dunham Theater *Parents & Family Welcomed!

    10:00-10:30 Torch Passing Ceremony, Holcombe Mall *Parents & Family Welcomed!

    10:30-11:00 Final Pack “Good-byes”

HuskyPalooza (Formerly Welcome Week) 2017 Schedule

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