New students at West Liberty University have a chance to get a sneak peek at the campus and get to know their departments during the institution's summer orientation program.
"Orientation days are designed to make it easy and smart," Admissions Director Brenda King said. "Each academic college invites first-year students to come on the designated day when it will be the most beneficial to them."
A full day awaits incoming freshmen when they come to the university. They can learn how to register for classes and set up their schedules, meet faculty from their departments, take necessary tests, get their pictures taken for student IDs, visit their future dormitories, look into financial aid and meet their future classmates.
Connor Clark of Parsippany, N.J., discusses the Hilltop campus with his mother, Kristen, during a June West Liberty University orientation visit.
The orientation for the College of Arts and Communications was June 11, with other colleges following each week thereafter. The College of Arts and Sciences had such a huge response that two days had to be set up. Orientation days on July 25, 30 and Aug. 6 are open to undeclared majors or any students who missed their college's initial day.
The first day of classes at West Liberty University is Aug. 26, and King said students should move to get set up as quickly as possible.
"That sounds far off now, but if you want the transition to go smoothly then this one day of on-campus planning will ensure a good freshman experience and allow you to pick the classes you want," she said.
Those students still not signed up for orientation are encouraged to do so at westliberty.edu/admissions.
Parents interested in learning more about their role in the learning process are also welcome to attend orientation and learn.
"Summer is the perfect time to plan and ask all those questions that you may have forgotten in the final rush of your senior year of high school," King said.