Welcome Days Orientation

Welcome Days is a three-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!

Why Attend Welcome Days?

Welcome Days is an experience that incoming Huskies won’t want to miss. Welcome Days is for any incoming Freshman or Transfer Student to Houston Baptist University. The purpose of Welcome Days is to give students an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at HBU. We hope that through Welcome Days, students will begin finding their place in the Husky Family prior to classes even starting!


Welcome Days 2021 & COVID-19- Safe Together

We are so excited to start the new school year with one of our longest-standing traditions, Welcome Days! In light of our changing climate in regards to COVID-19, we are making preparations to continue Welcome Days on campus with continued preventive methods and considerations. We will keep in line with our Husky Strong Task Force goals of Defense, Disinfect, and Density. We will be at full capacity and mask optional! Come on out and enjoy the festivities and start your new journey with us!

Welcome Days Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • When is Welcome Days 2021?

    Welcome Days will be from Friday, August 27th until Sunday, August 29th. There will be more information closer to August about specific times for Residential and Commuter Students about Welcome Days.

  • Does it cost anything to attend Welcome Days?

    Welcome Days and all activities associated with Welcome Days is 100% free!

  • Who comes to Welcome Days?

    Welcome Days is designed for all new incoming students to Houston Baptist University (freshman or transfer)!

  • Where do students stay overnight for Welcome Days?

    Only the residential students will stay on campus (in their residential spaces). All commuter (off-campus) students will be able to go home each night and return the next day for the Welcome Days fun!

  • What should I wear to Welcome Days?

    Please dress casual (i.e. shorts, t-shirts, etc.) You will get a lot of free swag, so feel free to wear it throughout Welcome Days.

  • What are "packs?"

    Packs are the groups that you will be placed in so you can get to know some of your fellow Huskies. Each pack is lead by an upperclassmen student (Pack Leader) and they are there to help you have a great time and get you connected to HBU!

  • Can my family come to Welcome Days?

    While we love for our entire Husky Family (new and returning students, faculty, staff) and extended family (parents, siblings, friends) to be a part of Welcome Days, we have specific times for the family to participate, then the fun continues with our new Huskies only! Family and Friends are able to attend and participate in the following days and times:

    • Thursday, August 26th: New Freshman Move-In!! (Residential Students Only)
    • Friday, August 27th: Check-In until the Beanie Ceremony (join us for this wonderful HBU tradition)
    • Sunday, August 29th: Sunday Worship Session at 9 am in Dunham Theater

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