Student Success and Retention

Orientation Student Staff
Students playing game at Orientation
Students in front of Curris Hall
Mother and daughter at Orientation
Students on campus tour
Student tour on campus
Students blowing bubbles
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Freshmen and Parent/Guest Agenda

First Year Student TENTATIVE Agenda 

PLEASE NOTE: Freshman are required to attend the full two day program (see the agenda below).  This includes a full day (into the evening) on day one, and a half-day (ending around 1:00 pm) on day two. You will receive a detailed agenda with session locations and descriptions at check-in.

Students and parents/guests will attend check-in and the opening session, and then divide out into separate programming for the afternoon.  Families will meet back up for an optional campus tour at 6pm.

Day One

8:00 - 9:45 am Check-in

9:45- 10:30 am Becoming a Panther: Opening Session

10:30 - 11:15 am Student Involvement Fair

11:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch Rotations

1:00 - 1:45 pm Academic Expectations Session with Faculty

1:45 - 3:45 pm Academic Program Planning

3:45-  5:25 pm Resource Rotations

5:30 - 6:00 pm College Transitions

6:00 - 6:30 pm Campus Tours

6:30 - 7:30 pm Purple and Gold Dinner

8:00 - 11:00 pm PANTHERPALOOZA

Day Two

7:45 - 1:00 pm Meet at the Rod Library to begin your morning rotation sessions.

Arrive at the Rod Library at the time listed on your advising packet (provided during academic advising on day one). You will be escorted through the following sessions:

- Technology and MyUniverse

- One-to-one academic advising appointments

- Registration for fall semester classes

- Student ID pictures

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Health, Money & More (Financial Aid Consultations, Residence Hall Tours, Book Store Tours, Health Services & more)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Meningitis Vaccinations (optional)

11:15 am - 12:00 pmTEACH Grant Information Session (optional)

 

Family and Guest TENTATIVE Agenda 

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a detailed agenda with session locations and descriptions at check-in.

Day One

8:00 - 9:45 am Check-in

9:45- 10:30 am Becoming a Panther: Opening Session

10:30 - 11:00 am A Parents Checklist

11:15 - 12:30 pm Lunch and Faculty Panel

12:30 - 1:15 pm University Health Services

1:45 - 2:15 pm Building Partnerships

2:30 - 3:15 pm Financial Aid

3:15 - 3:45 pm University Billing

4:15 - 5:00 pm Residence Life

5:05 - 5:50 pm Parent Transitions

6:00 - 6:30 pm Campus Tours

6:30 - 7:30 pm Purple and Gold Dinner

8:00 - 11:00 pm PANTHERPALOOZA

Day Two

8:30 - 9:15 am Rod Library Tour

9:30 - 10:15 am Personal Safety and Responsibility

10:30 - 11:15 am Career Services

11:15 - 12:00 pm TEACH Grant

9:15 - 1:00 pm Meet back up with your student, Maucker Union and check out the Health, Money & More (Financial Aid Consultations, Residence Hall Tours, Book Store Tours, Health Services & more)


 

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