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August 14, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler New Student Orientation Aug. 21- 22

The University of Texas at Tyler offers this year’s final new student orientation session Aug. 21 – 22, Dr. Howard Patterson, vice president for student affairs, announced.

“Quest for Excellence: New Student Orientation 2009” includes activities for students and their parents on both days.

Event schedule:

Friday, August 21

  • Noon – 12:45 p.m. R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center White Lobby: Check in and registration.
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m. Cowan Center: Opening session.
  • 1:40 – 2:20 p.m. Cowan Center: Business services session for parents.
  • 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. On campus: Students meet with orientation leaders.
  • 2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Cowan Center White Lobby: Parent involvement session. 
  • 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Ratliff Building South, room 2024: Student business services session.
  • 3 – 3:30 p.m. Braithwaite Hall: Dining services session for parents.
  • 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. RBS 2024: Campus involvement session.
  • 3:45 – 5 p.m. On campus: Individual option sessions.
  • 5 – 6:15 p.m. Herrington Patriot Center: Dinner and Resource Fair.
  • 6:15 – 7 p.m. HPC: Reflection time for students.
  • 6:45 – 8 p.m. Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex Terrace: Dessert Social. Parents meet with UT Tyler administration and faculty.  
  • 7 – 7:45 p.m. Campus tour for students.
  • 8 – 10 p.m. University Center Ballroom: “Student FunQuest.”

Saturday, August 22

  • 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. UC Ballroom: Breakfast for students.
  • 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. UC Ballroom: “Student Quest for Knowledge” / RBS 2024: Patriot Panel for parents. Question and answer session featuring current UT Tyler parents and students. 
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex: Mock class.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Fine Arts Center, room 1009, 2007: Student sessions.
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. RBS 2024: Parent Resource Center session.
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m. UC Ballroom: Student services and campus security session for parents.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Academic resources session for parents.
  • 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. UC Ballroom: Academic resources session for students.
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Dining Hall: Lunch for parents.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Dining Hall: Lunch for students.
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Braithwaite Recital Hall: Academic resources session for students / Dining Hall: Lunch and dining services session for parents.  
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Administration Building, room 127: “Letting Go” session for parents.
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m. UC Ballroom: Closing session.


Before attending orientation, students must return a signed acceptance letter along with a $100 deposit to the UT Tyler Admissions Office and complete their advising and registration appointment through the Academic Advising Center.

Cost is $55 per student and $30 per guest. The fee covers meals and orientation materials.

For more information or interviews, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

 

 
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