SWOSU Plans Six New Student Orientation Sessions


Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a New Student Orientation session for high school seniors on Friday, April 5, on the Weatherford campus.

Because of the high demand, this session is closed but there are five other sessions— April 11, April 17, June 10, July 15 and August 16—for  high school seniors who plan to attend SWOSU this fall. 

Students must first apply and be accepted to SWOSU before they can attend an orientation session. Orientation sessions offer 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. 

The students will meet at 9 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center.  The program concludes around 1 p.m. when 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, Camp Duke, Financial Aid, Student Health and Counseling Services, 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. The children can color and make crafts, use Wi-Fi laptops, watch movies, and play Nintendo Wii.

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