StudentLife

We think life on campus is pretty special for our students. Surrounded by friends and mentors, you'll have opportunities to eat, work, and grow as a person.

CONVOCATIONS

Each Thursday, at 11 a.m., the student body gathers for Convocation. This is your chance to hear renowned speakers share perspectives and thoughts from their life experiences. Past speakers include Steven Ford, son of former President Gerald Ford; Alina Fernández, daughter of Fidel Castro; former NBA player A.C. Green; and Dana Scott Bollwerk, sister of Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott.
You may also opt for some evening Convocation programs with cultural event ranging from student performances to international artists.

UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER

Your mother may not be able to be at your side on a bad day, but you wont’ have to struggle through minor illnesses on your own. Just up the street from your apartment or room, University Health Center nurse practitioners work under the supervision of a campus physical to attend to any of the following:

  • minor illnesses
  • minor injuries
  • immunizations
  • physicals and gynecological exams
  • short-term treatment for diseases
  • lab tests
  • workers comp
  • allergy injections

Dining on Campus

Southern’s campus has five eating options with a variety of tasty menu items.

Dining Hall The buzz of voices and laughter (and sometimes even singing) fill the Dining Hall during meals. Here, you can get a tasty vegetarian or vegan meal while hanging out with friends. (Don’t be surprised if even President Gordon Bietz joins you for lunch one day)

KR’s Place
With comfy chairs and computer stations, this laid-back sandwich shop located at the heart of campus is a great place to relax with friends and maybe get a little homework done on the side.

Campus Kitchen
Burritos, pizza, waffles, burgers, fries, haystacks, and more fast-food options are located in the campus plaza. You might particularly savor their special Lomino sandwich, named after a former student.

Village Market
In addition to the grocery and health food items you’ll find here, this store offers a deli and hot bar. Stop by for a warm lunch while doing a little shopping to stock your refrigerator.

The Kayak
Located in the new Hulsey Wellness Center, this snack shop offers a wide range of healthy options to complement your daily workouts. Kayak’s natural fruit smoothies are a big hit with students and staff.

Student Jobs

Most of Southern’s students juggle employment with classes as a way of helping finance their education while getting real-world experience. More than 1,100 Southern students are employed right here on campus. Jobs available include janitorial and food service, computer lab monitors, office assistants, and even graphic designer and photographer. You can get more information about campus employment on the Human Resources website.