SWOSU-Sayre Hosts Orientation for High School Students

More than 165 high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in fall classes at Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre recently attended a special on-campus orientation.

SWOSU-Sayre administrators, staff and faculty members spoke to the students in large and small groups and explained what to expect in their college experience.

“We want to help these high school students transition to college classes as smoothly as possible,” said SWOSU-Sayre Dean Sherron Manning.  “Bringing these students to campus for this orientation worked very well and should help facilitate that transition.”

Many high school students who take SWOSU-Sayre classes do so from their high schools through interactive video technology.  Instructors teach classes at Sayre that are broadcast to several off-campus sites in a format similar to Skype that allows students to participate in class in real time. 

Some students drive to campus for classes, while others take online classes.

Manning said the Sayre campus routinely serves more than 150 concurrently-enrolled students each fall and spring semester.

“We’re happy to help these students get an early start on obtaining a college education that will help them academically and professionally and help assist the state with an educated workforce necessary for economic development,” Manning said.

Concurrently-enrolled fall SWOSU-Sayre students come from the following high schools:

  • Sayre
  • Elk City
  • Merritt
  • Erick
  • Hinton
  • Sweetwater
  • Reydon
  • Timberlake
  • Anadarko
  • Cordell
  • Cheyenne
  • Apache
  • Arapaho-Butler
  • Hammon
  • Canute
  • Carnegie

Fall classes began August 21, but enrollment continues through August 25.

For more information call 580-928-5533 or visit http://www.swosu.edu/sayre/index.aspx.