Thousands of students from all over West Virginia and across the country will begin preparing for their undergraduate experiences at West Virginia University s New Student Orientation this summer.


Over 3,500 students are expected to be on campus for orientation. The one-day sessions will be held June 1-19 and Aug. 20.


The sessions will begin at 7:45 a.m. with math and chemistry placement exams and conclude around 5 p.m.


While students are on campus, they will learn about the Universitys facilities, career counseling, scholarships, dining plans, student organizations, mental health facilities and residence hall support services. Students will also be issued their Mountaineer identification cards, have the opportunity to purchase textbooks in advance, meet faculty members and make friends with other incoming students.


New Student Orientation is one of the final steps to becoming a Mountaineer. It is a good chance for students to get acquainted with the University community, meet their fellow classmates and get any questions answered,said Courtney Jennings, coordinator of WVU s New Student Orientation.


During the orientation sessions, students will meet with an academic advisor and register for fall classes. The students will leave orientation with their fall schedules in hand.


Orientation sessions are open to traditional freshmen entering the University directly from high school, students transferring from other colleges and universities and nontraditional students. Parents are also encouraged to attend to learn more about the experiences their students will go through and services that are available to them.


For more information on New Student Orientation, call (304) 293-2264 or visit http://www.arc.wvu.edu/new_student_orientation/index.htm .


Students can register through the online eStore or by mailing their registration to New Student Orientation, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6411, Morgantown, WV 26506 . Forms can also be faxed to (304) 293-2791.