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New Mexico State's New Student Orientations are under way

As many as 2,600 students and family members are expected to attend New Student Orientations offered by the Student Affairs Office at New Mexico State University this summer.

rry, coordinator of special projects, said the orientations are designed to acclimate the students to campus life, have them meet with academic advisers, and let them enroll for the upcoming semester.

"Programs scheduled during the day-and-a-half orientations help students and parents understand financial aid, campus social life, study habits, and other campus-related issues that a new student might face," she said.

Between 1,200 and 1,400 students and parents attended the first orientation on June 10 and 11. Another orientation was held June 24 and 25, and four other sessions are scheduled in the coming weeks.

At each orientation students are given the opportunity to be academically advised, which is required to enroll in classes. Students and their families have the option to stay in campus residence halls. Barbecues, dances and other social events are available in the evening for the students who are attending the day-and-a-half orientations.

Three of the remaining orientations are day-and-a-half sessions designed for beginning students and their families. These are scheduled for July 14-15, July 26-27, and Aug. 18-19. In addition, a one-day session is scheduled for Aug. 3 for beginning freshmen who already have a working knowledge of campus functions.

Fall classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 22. For information on admissions or New Student Orientations, call NMSU's Admissions Office at (505) 646-3121.