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TWU 2005 Summer
Orientation Sessions attract record numbers, Final 2005 freshmen
orientation scheduled Aug. 4 - 5
After two well-attended sessions earlier this summer, Texas
Woman’s University prepares to welcome a record number
of students to its final freshmen orientation session scheduled
for Aug. 4 - 5.
our pre-registration numbers, this will be our largest summer
orientation ever,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice
president for student life. “We have already had nearly
500 students register during our first three sessions in June
and July, and more than 280 students are signed up for our
During the two-day
orientation Aug. 4 and 5, TWU will provide a wide range of
services and information for new students, including individual
advising and class registration for their first semester of
class, which is done entirely online through their TWU web
help students learn about campus resources, academic expectations
and student clubs and organizations,” said Heather Speed,
director of TWU’s Center for Student Development. “Orientation
gives the students a chance to make friends and meet other
students, faculty and staff."
Speed said that
most of the scheduled attendees are from Texas, though students
from Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Oregon are registered
to attend the August orientation.
According to Speed,
one of the most popular and informative sessions during orientation
is the academic advising session led by Lana Woods, director
of TWU’s Academic Advising Center.
is attended by all students and their parents,” Speed
said. “Important information is given about the advising
process and the reality of how academic performance impacts
Speed said another
popular session is the organization fair, which offers students
the opportunity to visit with more than 100 student organizations
and resources on campus.
and their parents really seem to enjoy the opportunity to
learn more about what goes on at the campus,” Speed
According to Dr.
Nicholas, nearly all students bring at least one parent as
their guest to orientation. Parents of new students can attend
orientation sessions specifically designed for them. Some
of the topics covered include health, safety and financial
Dr. Nicholas leads
a session for parents called “Letting Go Without Letting
Go,” which addresses the changing relationship between
students and parents when students go to college.
how parents and TWU can work together to make each student
successful,” Dr. Nicholas said.
freshmen and new TWU students are automatically registered
for TWU’s Pioneer Camp, a four-day introduction to TWU
that consists of recreational activities, volunteer opportunities,
informational sessions, and social gatherings. Pioneer Camp
is scheduled Aug. 24 - Aug 28.
2005 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 29. Official TWU enrollment
numbers, including the number of freshmen and transfer students,
will be available after the twelfth class day in mid September.
For fall 2004,
TWU experienced an all-time enrollment record of 10,737 students,
the fifth consecutive semester of double-digit enrollment
growth at TWU.
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