Being away from home, meeting new people and learning to take care of yourself. It's all part of the transition from high school to college.
For some students, that transition is harder than for others, so to make it easier Fort Hays State University will hold a new student orientation at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, on the FHSU campus.
All new freshmen, transfers and re-entry students are encouraged to attend the orientation to become familiar with the campus, interact with current students and meet other new students.
Many activities are being planned for the day, which will begin in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall. First will be a presentation in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center and then the students will be split into small groups and attend sessions in different areas of campus with the guidance of four current FHSU student leaders and two faculty or staff members.
The morning will conclude with a faculty/student lunch in the Black and Gold Room in the Memorial Union.
Topics of the sessions include faculty expectations of students in the classroom, academic policies and procedures, student transitions, getting involved on campus, time and money management, Student Web Services and many others.
Informational tours of the library, classrooms and computer labs will also be available.
Lunch with faculty members will end around 2 p.m., but according to Rachel Brinley, Student Affairs administrative assistant, the fun will not end there.
Optional activities with the intramural department will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. that evening in Cunningham Hall.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at (785) 628-4277.