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Festival to highlight NMSU New Student Orientations

A community picnic and information fair will highlight the series of orientations for new students and transfer students at New Mexico State University this summer. The first program will run June 7-8.


udents will be able to see that they are not only joining NMSU, but the Las Cruces community as well," Sarah Balizan, student coordinator for the New Student Orientations (NSO), said. "They can become familiar with the clubs, organizations, programs, departments and people in our community that all contribute to NMSU."

The two-day event, held primarily in the Corbett Center Student Union, will begin with check-in at 12:45 p.m. Students taking the Math Placement Exam should arrive at 11 a.m. Informative sessions for new students and parents will run from 1:15 to 5:45 p.m.

The University Community Festival will begin at 6 p.m. and will include food, sunset campus tours, raffles and an opportunity to meet with NMSU faculty.

The Union Program Council will sponsor a late evening program from 9-11 p.m. for the new students.

Day two will be from 8 a.m.-noon and will include additional student and parent sessions, and advising and registration for incoming students.

Other program dates are:

June 17-18
July 9-10
July 17-18
July 31-Aug. 1
Aug. 19-20

Fall classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 24. For more information, call the NSO office at (505) 646-1055.