Student Life

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is PBA's annual tradition to welcome incoming students.

As a new student, Palm Beach Atlantic wants you to feel at home spiritually, academically and socially. 

That is why we have created: Welcome Week -- a dynamic schedule of activities and events, offered to first-year and transfer students before the start of the fall semester.

During check-in, you will be assigned to your “Fish” group — other first-year students as well as two upperclassmen, known as Fish Leaders. 

Welcome Week 2019 will be held on August 15-20, 2019

Together, you will:

  • Participate in activities — from athletic contests to group activities, designed to help you get to know the people and resources available to you
  • Attend social events — from the President's Ice Cream Social to energy-filled rallies
  • Meet your faculty — Christian scholars who will mentor and guide you
  • Prepare for success — attend your first chapel and your first-year seminar class

Welcome Week Schedule 


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Program for Parents

Parents are invited to attend Welcome Week. They will join their students for some activities and then attend programming events just for the parents, including the Parent Ice Cream Social with President Fleming and Concert of Prayer. Look for us at the Parents Welcome Area, sponsored by Hyatt Place. Check out maps and directions or contact our parent coordinatorSpecial hotel rates are available. 

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Welcome Weekend

Like Welcome Week offered before the fall semester, Welcome Weekend is designed to help new students adjust to PBA. In January during check-in, you will meet the Steering Committee, a student leader group that will serve as your guide for an action-filled weekend schedule. By the end of the weekend, you will know without a doubt PBA is for you!


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