Welcome Weekend: Fall 2018

Fall: Friday, August 24–Sunday, August 26, 2018

You and your family* are invited to experience Welcome Weekend (previously called New Student Orientation) at Azusa Pacific University! Be prepared for fun, informative, and meaningful events for both family and students. Welcome Weekend, which begins on Friday, August 24, 2018, will help you feel at home, settle in, and get ready for your first year at APU.

*Family includes parents, siblings, and any other guests attending Welcome Weekend events to support their APU student. Welcome Weekend is optional for family.

Welcome Weekend and Housing Check-In

For more information, view the complete Welcome Weekend Schedule.

Be sure to visit the Welcome Weekend Countdown page and let your family and friends know that you'll soon be at APU!

New Student Adventures

Outdoor adventures give incoming students a unique way to learn about APU. Join fellow new students on trips to Mexico, Yosemite, and Malibu. Learn more about these New Student Adventures.

Need Help Navigating APU’s Campus?

Download a Campus Map (PDF) to find your way around!

Where to Go on Move-in Day

A traffic plan implemented by the Department of Campus Safety will help to manage the large number of students moving in during Welcome Weekend. Staff will direct you through this pattern as you arrive. Please see the Move-in Day Traffic Flow Map (PDF) for an overview of what to expect.

Students moving into the four residential halls (Trinity, Engstrom, Smith, and Adams) will enter the campus via the main entrance on University Drive, off of Citrus Avenue. From there, they will travel into a one-way loop that borders each of the four halls.

On this loop, one side of the street will be reserved for vehicles to stop for 10-15 minutes and unload. For safety and in the event of an emergency, a driver must stay with the vehicle at all times.

The full schedule is also available on the APU Events app.