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Begin Experiencing Spalding University

Begin Experiencing Spalding University (beSU) is a series of programs that will connect you to your future #spaldingu2024 classmates and prepare you for your college journey. beSU is designed to help you have a seamless transition to Spalding. Get started by registering for one of our BeSU Orientation (Live and Online!) dates.

A note about BeSU 2020

We are excited to connect with you on our campus, but your wellness is a priority. As we’ve adapted to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve had to reinvent the exciting first-year student events we typically host on campus in the summer. As we plan to reopen campus in the fall, we will update you with any additional changes to the schedule.

BeSU Events

beSU Orientation: Live and online!

Sign up for one of the virtual orientation dates by July 1, and we’ll waive your $100 enrollment deposit and pay for your first year of parking.

Join us live and online from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Connect with members of our advising, financial aid and residence life teams, as well as connect with other first-year students. Our academic advisors will be reaching out to you individually to schedule virtual advising appointments to select your fall classes.

First Year Experience Sessions

June 29, July 14, July 31 (following your selected BeSU Orientation date)

The First Year Experience (FYE) sessions are an opportunity for you to learn about student support services, meet with our FYE student leaders to hear about their Spalding experience, and get your questions answered.

Your FYE session takes place after your beSU Orientation date. If your beSU date is June 25, your FYE session is June 29. If your beSU date is July 10, your FYE session is July 14. If your beSU date is July 29, your FYE session is July 31.

FYE Sessions will take place from 2:00-6:00 pm

  • 2:00 pm: Campus Health (Eagle Care and Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • 3:00 pm: Academic Support (Writing Center, Math Lab, Accessibility, Career Services, Study Abroad, Library)
  • 4:00 pm: Spalding Athletics (Athletic Director and Coaches)
  • 5:00 pm: Student only session with FYE leaders

If you have any questions about beSU or our virtual FYE sessions, please text or call (502) 585-7111 or email

Virtual Spalding CONNECT

Monday, July 20

Join us live and online for CONNECT. This event is required for all conditionally admitted students and provides you with a jump-start to the beginning of the school year. Learn about the requirements of your conditional admission, meet your success coach for the year and connect with new and current Spalding students. Check your email for more details.

beSU Move-in

Wednesday, August 19

Move-in is a time to settle into your new campus home. As we plan to reopen our campus, we will incorporate the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to allow for a safe, healthy transition to on-campus living. Be on the lookout; there is more information to come from our Residence Life staff.

beSU Engage


Please note: Typically, Engage (August 19-21) takes place in larger group settings on campus. We are assessing the situation and looking at options for adapting this experience to incorporate the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will be in touch with any updates to the schedule.

Kick-off your on-campus experience with this required 2-day, 2-night program. We’ll be providing you with everything you need to begin your college career. More information about Engage and how to register will be sent over the summer.

beSU Welcome Week

Saturday, August 22 – Friday, August 28

Start your first week of college off right with exciting opportunities to connect to your new campus home.