What is Welcome Week?
Welcome Week has an energy all its own, and it will mark the beginning of your journey
as a PBA student. During this week-long event you’ll take part in all kinds of activities
and events, meet fellow students, begin mentoring relationships with faculty and have
a lot of fun. Download the Welcome Week Schedule.
Join a Group
Welcome Week takes place around the middle of August and begins with check-in, where
you’ll be assigned to a “Fish” group. Your group will include other first-year students,
as well as two upperclassmen who serve as your group’s Fish Leaders. This is the group
you’ll be with all week, taking part in fun activities, athletic events and social
Participate in Activities & Events
Throughout Welcome Week you’ll take part in all kinds of different activities:
Athletic events and group activities will help you make new friends and discover the
resources around you at PBA.
Social gatherings, from Fish Group activities, to social media challenges, to a scavenger
hunt around West Palm Beach, will form the foundation of your Sailfish Spirit that
will last for life.
Meetings with faculty will introduce you to the amazing, accomplished Christian scholars
who will mentor and guide you.
The Footwashing Experience will be an opportunity to feel the power and love of God’s
teachings and sense the quality of our Christian academic experience.
Parents are Sailfish Too
Welcome Week is just as much about welcoming parents of first-year students into the
PBA family as the students themselves. Parents are invited to attend activities such
as the Opening Rally, President’s Ice Cream Social, Concert of Prayer and How to Write
the Next Chapter. Look for us at the Parent Welcome Area in the Warren Library.
Download the Welcome Week Schedule
Download our guidebook and search "PBA Welcome Week 2021" for the Welcome Week schedule, as well as other
important information to help you get prepared.
Welcome Weekend is designed for new students starting in the winter semester. You’ll
meet the Steering Committee, a student leader group that will guide you on your action-packed
Meet the Team
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