New student orientation for summer begins

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First-time college students are required to attend, must register by April 14.

By Matthew Reyna

New student orientation for first-time college students registering for summer semester will take place at 7:30 a.m. April 21 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

The orientation is mandatory for all first-time college students and must be completed to register for classes.

To attend, students must RSVP by April 14 on the office of student life’s OrgSync page at

Space is limited for the event, so the office encourages students to sign up as soon as possible.

“It’s important for students to get that first welcome, know that they’re important to the school,” student success Coordinator Mark Bigelow said.

Students need to know what is expected of them, Bigelow said.

Topics will include “Preparing for Your Academic Journey” and “Beyond the Classroom: Student Engagement.”

The event will also offer a tour of the campus and group advising.

Students are required to stay for the entire seven-hour event.

Before students attend orientation, they must complete their ApplyTexas application, submit their transcripts, present proof of their bacterial meningitis vaccination and complete the Alamo Enroll modules.

If applicable, some students will have to complete testing requirements and have received post-assessment advising before attending an orientation session.

The orientation has a cap of 72 people, and Bigelow said he hopes to see 20, 30 or more future students.

So far, 13 prospective summer students have already reserved a spot on the event’s OrgSync page.

Fifteen students attended the initial summer orientation session April 7.

The office of student life will host a joint summer/fall orientation session at 7:30 a.m. May 2 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin.

For more information about the event, contact Bigelow at 210-486-0134.


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