Incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus they will call home for the next four years during several TECH Knowledge orientation sessions, which are taking place throughout the summer at Arkansas Tech.
The sessions are designed to help incoming freshmen get acclimated to Arkansas Tech before they arrive to attend classes in the fall.
Organizers say students attending the sessions receive information about campus services, activities and learn their way around the campus.
A total of 20 current Tech students have been selected to serve as leaders and will lead the sessions for the students attending. See the list of leaders.
There are six sessions scheduled throughout the summer for those wishing to attend. See the session schedule.
This year also marks the first year students have the option to attend an overnight session.
Jaime Martin, coordinator of orientation, says the overnight sessions give students the opportunity to experience life in a residence hall before they arrive in the fall. She adds, “Students participating in the overnight sessions will be housed in Baswell Hall, and I believe the overnight sessions will help students better understand what life is like in a residence hall.”
Additionally, Martin says the overnight sessions are designed to give students an opportunity to register for classes.
“The Academic Advising Center has been great to help us with this concept,” adds Martin. By starting the session later in the day and ending mid-morning the next day, students will have the opportunity to register for courses prior to TECH Knowledge or after it wraps up. Ultimately, this helps students because they’re not required to make multiple trips to campus.”
The TECH Knowledge sessions cost $25, and the fee includes an orientation t-shirt, meals, orientation materials and admission to a separate orientation for parents.