Bearkat Kickoff

Welcome Bearkats!

Bearkat Kickoff is SHSU’s official freshman welcome week program into academic and campus life at Sam Houston State University. During Bearkat Kickoff, you’ll explore your beautiful campus, develop new friendships, learn about SHSU’s culture, and connect to resources — all planned to prepare you for the SHSU college experience.

 Schedule at a Glance

Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13*
Residence Life Move-In (Freshman)

Sunday, August 13
New Student Convocation

Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17

*Updated date for new incoming freshman only.

 Explore Bearkat Kickoff

Program Expectations


Bearkat Kickoff
Wavier Request

Who can you contact with questions?

Student Affairs at 936.294.1828, or