Large Freshmen Class Expected for Fall 2014, Attending New Student Orientations this Summer at the Island University

July 10, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomed 250 incoming freshmen and their families to campus as part of a New Student Orientation performance held today (Thursday, July 10) in the Performing Arts Center.        

These students represent just a portion of the 1,783 students currently registered for a total of 10 New Student Orientations held throughout the summer months. Unofficial summer I class numbers have shown that enrollment is up by 8.27 percent, an increase of 358 students compared to this time last year.

“Due to the University’s growth, each orientation group gets larger and larger, and as a result, we’ve added an extra orientation date that we’ve never had before,” said Nicole Kindzirsky, Program Coordinator. “Our goal is to get a total of 2,400 attendees for all summer orientations, so we want to strongly encourage incoming freshmen to sign up for one of our remaining sessions.”

During the official welcome, student volunteers presented a video for the incoming freshmen to introduce them to the campus, showcase top-rated University programs, and student life. In addition, student volunteers performed a dance routine, which incorporated fun facts about the campus, and highlighted student organizations and things to do during their free time.

The two-day orientation held on July 10-11 assisted incoming freshmen with their transition into college life at the Island University. Sessions included meeting with academic advisors, and learning about their degree plans and free University services offered to students.