TAMIU Offers Freshmen Orientation Thurs., July 18

The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Development will offer a Freshmen Orientation session on Thursday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at TAMIU's north Laredo campus, 5201 University Boulevard.

Two additional Freshman Orientation sessions will be offered on Saturday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Monday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New freshmen may register for any of the Freshmen Orientation sessions by calling the TAMIU Office of Student Development at 326-2280 or visiting offices in Killam Library-Administration Building Room 159 West.

All new freshmen are required to attend a Freshmen Orientation session in order to have their Fall '96 Registration considered complete.

The Freshmen Orientation sessions will include: "The New Tradition," a presentation on campus activities and student organizations; "The Half Hour Social," where participants can meet fellow freshmen; "Orientation Leader Tips For College Success," featuring advice on coping during the first year at a university; "Dusty's Campus Life Skit," an entertaining take on student life featuring the TAMIU Drama Club; "Shortcuts To Success," a presentation on time management, note taking, and test taking; "The Answer Is Right Game," designed to answer participants' questions; and "Information Fair," featuring representatives from the University's Division of Student Affairs and other TAMIU offices.

Freshmen Orientation participants who have not registered for Fall classes may also attend "The Advising Session" to learn more about the University's academic areas. TAMIU faculty will be available during this presentation to help participants register for Fall classes.

Orientation participants who are already registered for Fall courses may attend "Do What You Gotta Do," for a tour of the TAMIU campus.

"FAFSA Express," a free service for electronically processing and transmitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will also be offered on July 18 for Orientation participants and college students who have not submitted their FAFSA. Students who wish to use this service may call the TAMIU Office of Financial Aid at 326-2225 to schedule an appointment. Students who participate in the July 18 Orientation should schedule their appointment after 3:30 p.m.

The TAMIU Office of Student Development will also offer a Parent/Guest Orientation session on August 1 and a New Transfer and New Graduate Student Orientation on August 15.

For more information on the TAMIU Orientation sessions, call the TAMIU Office of Student Development, 326-2280. or visit offices in Killam Library-Administration Building Room 159 West.

TAMIU office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.