TAMIU 'Get Here'Open House July 9

Students considering their Fall higher education possibilities will be welcome at a special Texas A&M International University event scheduled Wednesday, July 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Student Center.

That's when the University will host "Get Here: An Open House" to help students get answers to their higher education questions.

Minita Ramírez, executive director of enrollment management, explained that the Open House is intended to help students, their friends and family to learn about the University, its resources, its programs and its future.

"Naturally, this time of year students and their parents are wondering about what their next step in education will bring: where will they go, what it will cost, how can they get help, what can they expect and how they can succeed. With this event, we're simply saying, 'Get Here,' and we'll get you the answers you need," Ramírez said.

She explained the University will have a variety of resources of information available, including applying, financing and living a new higher education life.

"We know that financing is always a major concern and will have financial aid counselors on hand who will be able to help students with online electronic filing. We'll also be able to assist with applications, talk about testing, review schedules, provide a look at student life at TAMIU, introduce faculty in various disciplines and even provide tours on request. We'll also have some great food," Ramírez explained.

She said that the outreach event's atmosphere will be open and will focus on giving visitors a true sense of what TAMIU is all about.

"It's an exciting time for the University. We're one of the fastest-growing regional universities, offer 54 undergraduate or graduate degrees, have an amazing faculty and our campus is growing daily. This Fall, our athletics program expands to include men's and women's basketball and golf and our new Center for the Fine and Performing Arts will welcome our first students. We broke ground for Phase IV's new Science Building this past month and we're looking forward to completion of the campus' Master Plan with Phase V funding," she said.

Ramírez said outreach activities like "Get Here: A TAMIU Open House" help to bring the University's infinite possibilities to light for students of all ages.

"The University is attracting students from all over with quality programs, gifted faculty and a commitment to helping all students succeed. This activity can help to bring that message home, and provide critical answers at a critical time in a potential student's life. We're looking forward to meeting with these students, their friends, and family and sharing with them the University's infinite possibilities," she said.

For more information on "Get Here: A TAMIU Open House," please contact the Office of Enrollment Management and School Relations at 326.2270, e-mail enroll@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Student Center 128.

With State budget cuts, the University is observing a four-day, 10-hour a day schedule this summer with office hours from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Offices are closed Fridays.

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