Final Student Orientation Aug. 7-8 at TAMIU

TAMIU Overnight Orientation
Coming Aug. 7-8

Texas A&M International University freshmen will participate in a special required overnight orientation program targeting the transition from high school to University Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8 in the University’s Student Center.

The “Orientation: Academic Anchoring” program focuses on building new student awareness of the University experience and a new academic world. All incoming, first semester freshmen are required to attend either session and be present for the 12 p.m. check-in on the opening. Lunch will not be provided.

The sessions run through 5 p.m. the next day and include all meals and housing.

Download the Orientation packing list here. (PDF)

Students who still need to register, change their classes, need information about financial aid or get their TAMIU IDs may do so between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 or Friday, Aug. 8 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Sessions are limited to 250 students and advance registration is required by calling 956.326.2280. Students who have applied for on-campus housing or apply during the orientations will be entered to win a new computer, bookstore scholarship or additional prizes.

Visit the Orientation Gallery at tamiu.edu/enroll/gallery/july08.

Dennis Koch, TAMIU director of Student Activities, said the program is vital to freshmen students and truly helps engage in a new learning environment.

For additional information, contact Koch at 326.2280, e-mail dkoch@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in Student Center, room 226C. This is the final Orientation prior to the start of the Fall Semester. Fall 2008 classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.

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