Dusty Camp Offers TAMIU Orientation This Week
Posted: 7/14/11

Dusty Camp Offers
TAMIU Orientation This Week

New Texas A&M International University students and first-time freshmen are going to Camp this week – mandatory orientation Dusty Camp -- scheduled Thursday and Friday, July 14-15.

“The Dusty Camp gives students information that sets the stage for a timely and purposeful transition to University life,” said Miguel Treviño, associate director of Student Affairs.

“It’s a required overnight program for all first-time entering TAMIU freshmen that gives them the necessary tools to be successful as they begin their TAMIU studies,” he explained.

“They’ll meet fellow classmates, learn about expectations, campus navigation, and spend the night at TAMIU to absorb University life. They’ll also learn how to be successful during the first year and beyond,” Treviño noted.

Additional Dusty Camps are scheduled Aug. 4-5 and Aug. 15-16.

The Dusty Camp experience is also available as an option to TAMIU parents with Parent and Family Orientation scheduled July 14 and Aug. 4 and 15.

Parents will connect with University administrators and other parents and learn about TAMIU’s student support programs and services available, Treviño said.

Online registration is available at tamiu.edu/studentaffairs/newstudent

The site also includes an online photo gallery to the Orientation and access to important student success resources.

For more information, visit the TAMIU Office of Student Affairs, located in Student Center Suite 226, call 956.326.2280 or e-mail studentaffairs@tamiu.edu

University summer hours are from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. – noon on Fridays.

Information is also posted on the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and TAMIU’s YouTube channel, all accessed at tamiu.edu

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