Saluqi Orientation

Welcome home, Saluqis! As you prepare to embark on a new journey at Southwest, orientation will equip you with the tools you need to walk the path towards student success. You will not have to do this alone. We are here to help you navigate this process every step of the way.

During orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and student leaders, learn about our many student support services, meet your professional academic advisor (PAA), and register for classes.

We encourage all new students to register for orientation, known as New Student Orientation (NSO), which takes place on campus. For those unable to attend in person, we offer NSO Online which can be found in your PAWS online learning portal.

Let’s get started! The first step is to complete Saluqi Knowledge, a pre-orientation online session required of all new students. Click the Saluqi Knowledge icon below. Once you complete the Saluqi Knowledge session, you will have the option to register for NSO on-campus or complete NSO online.

On-Campus Orientation Dates

Note: If you have not submitted your documents prior to registering for an on-campus orientation session, please bring them with you to orientation.

Date Day Location Time
July 12 Friday Macon Cove Campus 7:30 a.m. – noon
July 16 (TN Reconnect session) Tuesday Maxine A. Smith Center 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July 20 Saturday Macon Cove Campus 7:30 a.m. – noon
July 26 Friday Union Avenue Campus 7:30 a.m. – noon
July 30 (TN Promise session) Tuesday Maxine A. Smith Center 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July 30 (TN Promise session) Tuesday Whitehaven Center 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
August 2 Friday Union Avenue Campus 7:30 a.m. – noon