SWOSU New Student Orientation Planned July 22


New Student Orienatation Leaders
Among the SWOSU students serving as orientation leaders at New Student Orientation sessions are (from left) Mooreland senior Kelly Lockhart, Piedmont junior Kadie Davis and Lomega junior Summer Stebens.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a New Student Orientation session for high school seniors on Thursday, July 22, in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus.

This will be the next-to-last session for high school seniors who plan to attend SWOSU. The final one is August 13, and SWOSU fall semester classes begin August 18.

Each of the orientation sessions offers students the chance to meet current SWOSU students and new freshmen, visit and enroll with a faculty advisor within the major they have selected and have all their questions answered. They may also take campus and residence hall tours.

Students need to bring photo identification and their final high school transcript (if they have not already mailed in), any college transcripts with concurrent hours, and any other additional paperwork, such as AP test scores or updated ACT scores.

Families are also invited to attend the Family Orientation session that runs concurrently with the student orientation.  Both sessions begin at 9 a.m. 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 the Dawg Zone. Youngsters can color and make crafts, use Wi-Fi laptops, watch movies and play Nintendo wii.

Students may register for freshman orientation by calling New Student Orientation at 580.774.3233 or by going online at www.swosu.edu/admissions/nso and clicking "Register for Orientation."