SWOSU New Student Orientation Coming Up June 10


Southwestern Oklahoma State University's fourth New Student Orientation session for incoming freshmen is June 10 on the Weatherford campus.

SWOSU officials know the current economic times may be difficult for families of college students. SWOSU Office of Student Financial Services Director Jerome Wichert said families should always check with his office, especially if they have experienced a job loss, are receiving unemployment benefits or have experienced a significant decrease in income since 2008 because it could result in more financial help for the college students.

The SWOSU Office of Student Financial Services can be reached at 580.774.3786.

For students interested in the upcoming enrollment session, students must first apply and be accepted to SWOSU before they can attend an orientation session. The session on June 10 begins at 9 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The program concludes around 1 p.m. when the students pick up their class schedules for the fall semester.

Families are also invited to attend the Family Orientation that runs concurrently with the student orientation. The families meet in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom to hear presentations from the offices of residence life, financial aid, student health and counseling services, violence prevention, auxiliary services, campus police, dean of students, and assessment (testing).

If families plan to bring younger siblings to the session, NSO provides an area to entertain them called Pup's Pit. They can color and make crafts, play computers games, and watch movies.

For more information, visit www.swosu.edu/admissions/nso or contact New Student Orientation at 580.774.3233 or orientation@swosu.edu.

Additional NSO orientation sessions are July 20 and August 14.