Incoming freshmen become part of Tech family through orientation

Jul 15, 2013 | General News

Nearly 400 incoming students attended last week’s freshman orientation at Louisiana Tech, where students learned about various organizations on campus, living in dorms and signed up for fall classes.
Pamela Ford, dean of enrollment management and dean of marketing and public relations, said more than 1,400 students signed up to attend one of the six orientation events held this summer.
“This is a 19 percent increase over total orientation attendance last year and students are still registering for our last session, which begins on July 31,” Ford said.
Andy Cline, director of orientations, said this past week’s orientation was great.
“The numbers are looking great for the fall,” Cline said. “We have already had more students sign up with these first three sessions than we did with the four last year.”
Lacy Camp, an incoming freshmen from Homer, said she toured campus and met other new incoming freshmen. She said she was looking forward to attending Tech this fall.
“All the teachers are really nice,” she said. “Since I’ve been here, it’s like I’ve been adopted into this huge family.”
Camp added that she enjoyed the orientation student leaders as well.
“It was really energetic,” Camp said. “Even though most people are shy, the counselors were really out there. It made it really fun.”
The final orientation session will be July 31 through Aug. 2, and students can still sign up for orientation by calling 318-257-3036. Also, transfer orientation will be Tuesday, July 16.
Fall classes begin Sept. 5.