Incoming Freshmen Invited to Meet Your College

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Welcome SpartansFaculty will welcome new students to the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at the Meet Your College event Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the first floor north hallway of the CAS building.

Incoming freshmen are required to attend the event to complete their introduction to the college and their major. New students will learn more about activities in the college and have a chance to talk with faculty about expectations and strategies for success in their particular field of study.

“This is an opportunity for students in the first few days of being on campus to connect with the college and their major,” said Stratton Lee, undergraduate adviser and organizer of the event. “The goal is for students to identify as being part of the college, and it’s an opportunity for us to instill that connection. Students should leave the experience being able to identify themselves with their respective CAS major.”

Media Sandbox will give a presentation and there will be break-away sessions for each department, including Advertising + Public Relations, Communication, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, and School of Journalism.

“The department sessions are fun, engaging and an interactive experience to showcase some of the great opportunities students have within their departments,” Lee said. “The goal is to solidify interest in their majors by actively engaging them to see the fun and interesting parts of their major.”

During the first 10-15 minutes of the department sessions, major advisers will review general advising information. The remaining time will be reserved for faculty to actively engage students in activities, such as scavenger hunts through the building, interactive gaming experiences or small group trivia games.

“This is the opportunity for faculty members to showcase what students will learn, experience and practice during their academic career and implement within their professional lives,” Lee said.

Faculty from all CAS departments plan to attend.

“This helps students recognize that they have access to their professors and that they are available to help,” Lee said.

A Student Organization Fair also will take place as part of the event from 10 to 10:30 a.m. where all CAS student organizations will be available to hand out information and answer questions.

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