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Orientation Sessions at LSUA

Released: 06/18/2002

Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) is offering several opportunities for new and transfer students to attend orientation. Students who are attending LSUA for the first time and who have applied by June 20 for Fall 2002 must attend orientation to be eligible to register for classes. <p> Orientation sessions are designed to familiarize students with the policies and procedures of the university. Students will also have the opportunity to talk with an advisor and register for classes following the presentation.

</p><p> The dates and times for orientation at LSUA are: July 8 Battle of the Decades from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., July 9 at 12:30 p.m.; July 10 at 12:30 p.m. or July 10 at 5 p.m. (Shifting Gears begins at 4 p.m.) Orientation is held in the Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex and students should choose only one session to attend. </p><p> The orientation session on July 8 is called the Battle of the Decades and is designed for traditional students, which are usually recent high school graduates, although any student can attend. Battle of the Decades requires pre-registration and the cost to attend is $7 which includes lunch and a t-shirt. This fun-filled day session is limited to the first 100 students who register. </p><p> During Battle of the Decades, participants will explore LSUA through hands-on breakout sessions and competitive games. They will also have the opportunity to test out of remedial courses and to register for fall classes. </p><p> In conjunction with the 5 p.m. orientation on July 10, Student Affairs is offering a seminar for non-traditional students at 4 p.m. called Shifting Gears. This program is designed for the student coming to college after several years of being out of a school environment. Participants are invited to bring their spouse, a family member, or significant other with them to the workshop. Topics will include how to juggle family, school and job and managing time effectively. After the seminar, refreshments will be served and students will attend orientation and register for classes. </p><p> The orientation presentations on July 9 and 10 are regular orientation sessions that will last approximately one hour. After the presentation, students will meet with an advisor to register for classes. </p><p> For more information about any of the LSUA Orientation sessions, phone 473-6541 or call toll free at 1-888-473-6417. Information is also available on the Internet at </p>