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Aug. 16, 2004

RSU Plans Events To Welcome New, Returning Students

Rogers State University has planned a week of events for new and returning students in order to ease their transition from summer break to the start of fall classes.

"We think that it's very important for all RSU students to begin the new school year with events and activities that allow them to learn about the campus and their fellow students," said Dr. Michael Turner, RSU dean of students.

Fall classes begin on Thursday, Aug. 19.

For new students, RSU is hosting an Aug. 18 orientation event for all new students. Through a series of interactive and informative sessions, "Rabbit Camp" allows students to become familiar with the university, student organizations and student services.

For both new and returning students, the RSU Student Activities office has organized Welcome Week, seven days of student-focused activities. The activities are geared to allow students to meet their fellow classmates in an informal environment while also becoming better acquainted with the campus and its student activities.

Welcome Week activities include:

Thursday, Aug. 19: Popcorn, snow cones and movies in the Student Union, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 20: Poster sale in the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dive and Dine at the RSU Student Apartments' swimming pool with a cookout and a movie at 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24: Welcome Back tent, located on the north lawn of the Will Rogers Auditorium, will feature goodies, prizes, coupons and information for students; popcorn and snow cones in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24: Part-Time Job Fair, 9-11 a.m., Welcome Back tent on the north lawn of the Will Rogers Auditorium.

Wednesday, Aug. 25: Organizational Fair in the Student Union for students to learn more about the student groups active on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; hamburger cookout for students at the Student Union deck; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 26: Organizational Fair continues at the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ice cream bar for students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 27: Free movies and popcorn at the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Welcome Back dance at the Student Union from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Enrollment and financial aid opportunities are still available, and extended enrollment hours will be available on Aug. 18-19 and Aug. 23-24. Call (918) 343-7546 or 1-800-256-7511 for more information.

For more information about campus activities, call the RSU Student Activities at (918) 343-7755 or email jclark@rsu.edu.