Dusty Camp Offers Vital Orientation Experience at TAMIU
Posted: 06/17/2010

Dusty Camp Offers Vital
TAMIU Orientation Experience

The Fall semester at Texas A&M International University is just around the corner and new students and first-time freshmen are reminded of mandatory participation in New Student Orientation, Dusty Camp, scheduled July 8-9, July 22-23 and Aug. 5-6.

The Dusty Camp experience focuses on giving students information that sets the stage for a timely and purposeful transition to University life, said Miguel Treviño, associate director of Student Affairs.

“This is a required program for all first-time entering TAMIU freshmen and is designed to give them the necessary tools to be successful as they begin their studies here,” he explained. “Students have the opportunity to meet their fellow classmates, learn about expectations, and spend the night at the Residential Learning Community to absorb University life to its fullest. The experience also enables them to interact with professors and students in a collaborative setting that provides valuable insight on success inside and outside the classroom,” Treviño noted.

Among activities scheduled are private concert performances by TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck and a special TAMIU-style barbecue. Dusty Camp is free to student participants and includes overnight accommodations and meals. 

Online registration is available at tamiu.edu/studentaffairs/orientation

The site also includes a gallery of 2009 Orientation photos and access to important student success resources.

For more information, visit the TAMIU Office of Student Affairs, located in Student Center Suite 226, call 956.326.2280 or e-mail student_activities@tamiu.edu

University summer hours are from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. – 12 noon on Fridays.

Information is also posted to the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts while video information is found on TAMIU’s YouTube Channel, all accessed at tamiu.edu


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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