Student Orientation

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To encourage a smooth transition to university life, participation in an orientation program is required for all new students who have completed 12 or fewer semester credit hours post high school graduation.  The purpose of the orientation experience is to inform students of the academic expectations, social opportunities, and student services available to them and to remind them that they have the support and encouragement of the faculty, staff, and administration in making decisions that affect their education. The orientation programs include sessions for first-year students, transfer students, international students, and graduate students. Meetings with faculty and advisors in the academic departments and with Student Life professional staff are elements of the program. Academic advising and class registration are key components in the orientation program. New students also participate in Pioneer Camp , which is the second part of the orientation program and occurs immediately prior to the fall semester. Pioneer Camp further assists students with their transition to college life and provides them with an opportunity to meet new friends and become involved in the university community. For more information, contact the Center for Student Development at 940-898-3626, the orientation web site , or e-mail us at .