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Freshmen Arrive Saturday

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Arkansas Tech University will be a bustling scene Saturday as hundreds of students arrive ready to make the transition to college.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, entering freshmen will be able to move into their assigned residence halls.

Once students are settled in, they'll be able to  register for Tech Connect in the Young Game Room.  Tech Connect is a program designed to help students get acclimated to the college atmosphere.

The Office of Student Services has several events planned for new students and their parents Saturday afternoon.

At 11:30 a.m., parents and students will be treated to a welcome lunch in Chambers Cafeteria.  Organizers say Arkansas Tech staff members will be on hand to visit with students and their parents during the luncheon.

Greek Life will host a welcome reception for students from 1-3 p.m. in the Young Game Room.  During the reception, students will be able to learn more about Greek life at Arkansas Tech and take a break from unpacking.  .

There is a special orientation session for parents Saturday at 1:30 p.m. As part of the session, the Office of Parent Relations will visit with parents about ways to stay connected to Arkansas Tech and ways to help their student succeed.

Saturday afternoon, students will begin meeting with their resident assistants in the residence halls to learn more about Arkansas Tech and ways to get connected to campus.

Officials in the Office of Student Services say they have a full weekend of activities planned to help students adjust to life at Arkansas Tech.  Access the complete Tech Connect Schedule.

Be sure to log back on ArkansasTechNews.com to see photos and video as students return to campus.

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