Feeling lost in the shuffle? A week of fun and informative activities designed to help sophomores and juniors get back into the swing of things gets under way Monday, Aug. 30, at West Virginia University.
Sophomore/Junior Experience Week, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, features information tables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mountainlair, where students can learn about the vast array of programs and services offered at WVU as well as things to do outside of the classroom.
This week is designed to assist sophomores and juniors in building a foundation leading to a successful college experience,said Amanda Tranquillo, future services specialist.
Each day has a theme and corresponding booths, she added, plus great giveaways including gift certificates to Applebees, Pargos, Panera Bread, Garfields, Classics, Back Bay, Keglers and Oliverios restaurants.
The week begins Monday with Service Fair Day, offering information about off-campus housing, scholarships, Career Services, Student Infoline, Child Development and Family Support Services, Student Legal Services and budget management.
On Tuesday, College Day, the focus is academics. Various colleges, schools and programsincluding forensics, journalism, nursing and ROTC will be available to speak to undergraduates.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about WVUp All Night, the Universitys popular weekend alternative to the bar scene, and explore West Virginias unique history.
During Sophomore/Junior Day, Wednesday, look for features about outstanding
sophomores and juniors in the Daily Athenaeum, and tune in U92 , WVUs campus radio station, for live interviews outside the Mountainlair.
The week continues Thursday with Getting Involved Day. As sophomores and juniors ease back into their routines, they can find out about travel abroad, Adventure West Virginia and volunteer opportunities.
Do you want to get involved in a club or go Greek? The week concludes Friday with Student Organization Day. Sophomores and juniors can attend a Student Organization Fair, hear about WVU s Greek fraternities and sororities and get information about the Student Government Association.
This is a great way to find out what is going on around campus early in the school year,Tranquillo said.Members of the Sophomore Junior Council will be in theLair to talk with students every day.
For more information, call 304-293-5811 or visit the Sophomore/Junior Experience Web site athttp://www.wvu.edu/~studaff/sjy_exp/.