Posted: 8/12/98

A&M International Slates Orientation for Parents Aug. 24



Parents, family, and guests of new Texas A&M International University students can learn how to help their student have a successful first year at A&M International during a special Orientation Program Monday, August 24, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the University in the Great Room of the Sue and Racliffe Killam Library (room 319).

Event organizer Gabriela Mendoza, 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.

An Orientation program for new transfer and graduate students will also be held Monday, August 24, 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. Orientation information may also be secured by email at orientation@tamiu.edu.

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