Events, Traditions, & All the Fun!

From SWAT to Spring Sing and so much more, the campus calendar is always full with events that have taken place for years as well as fun new things! Some events are annual traditions, others are weekly rhythms. Scroll through a few of our favorites!

crowd picture of college students at SWAT event


SWAT stands for Student Welcome and Transition and marks your very first event as an OFFICIAL Patriot! The week kicks off with Move-In Day for on-campus students and is followed by a jam-packed intro to life at DBU and getting to know new friends before classes start the following week!

SWAT Highlights: Move-In Day, Patriot Follies, Service Day, Candlelighting

Watch the SWAT highlights!

college students putting on a performance at one of the homecoming events


Homecoming Week is a staple of every fall semester! The hill buzzes with alumni returning, events all week, and a campus-wide sense of excitement!

Homecoming Highlights: Float Building, Mr. Patriot, the Parade, the Basketball Game, Bonfire Bash

Watch the Homecoming highlights!

students performing at spring sing event

Spring Sing

Hours of hard work and creativity build up to one of the most-loved events of the year as student organizations put on incredible performances in hopes of taking home first place!

Watch the Spring Sing highlights!

students gather in chapel


The DBU experience isn't complete without Chapel which takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the entire student body and additionally on Fridays at 10 a.m. for freshmen.

Chapel serves as that breath of fresh air in the midst of the busyness of normal college life and features student-led worship and a speaker every session. 

Check out the DBU Chapel Sessions Youtube playlist for a glimpse at the incredible Chapel worship teams!