A&M International Holds Orientation for Parents Aug. 21

A special Orientation Program at Texas A&M International University will help parents, family, and guests of new A&M International students learn how to help their student have a successful first year at the University.

The special Orientation Program will be held on Monday, August 21, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the Great Room of the University's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library (room 319).

Event organizer Gabriela Mendoza-Garcia, associate director of Student Development at A&M International, said the Orientation will provide both useful information about the transition students will face during their first year at A&M International and practical information on the University in general.

"The Orientation for family and guests of new students will provide participants with insight about the changes students will face as they begin their studies at A&M International this Fall. Additionally, questions frequently asked by parents will be answered and basic information about the University, with a focus on free services available to A&M International students such as tutoring, career planning, and health services will be provided," explained Mendoza-Garcia.

An Orientation program for new transfer and graduate students will also be held Monday, Aug. 21, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the University's Great Room. The Orientation for transfer and graduate students will include an opportunity to meet other students who will be attending A&M International this Fall, informative presentations on available services at the University, and an opportunity to meet with representatives from offices in the Division of Student Affairs, including Financial Aid, Student Development, Career Planning, and Student Health Services and other University offices.

For more information, please call the University's Office of Student Development, 326-2280, or visit offices in Kinesiology/Convocation Building room 107. University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Additional information may also be secured by email at orientation@tamiu.edu or through the University's Web Page at http://www.tamiu.edu. From the pull-down menu on the "Students" button, choose "Prospective" then select "New Student Orientation."

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