The Honor Code signing is both solemn and celebratory, and marks the official matriculation of students into the University of the South.

Orientation 2020 consists of both virtual and in-person engagement for students; the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated some changes to how students receive the content, but will not affect the support for the students or their engagement. The program includes residence hall meetings and meetings with academic advisers, as well as several special events. Campus Activities has planned a full slate of outdoor, socially-distant, and/or virtual events for the week. The signing of the Honor Code caps the Orientation program.

The Honor Code signing this year will be held outdoors on the field at Harris Stadium, rather than in its more usual location of All Saints’ Chapel. The signing of the Honor Code will be live streamed from 4:30-5:50 p.m. CT, Sunday, Aug. 16.