Fall classes won’t start until August, but Pittsburg State University is working now to make sure incoming freshman get off to the right start when they arrive. Throughout the month of June, Office of Admissions staff is holding a series of Pitt CARES (Campus Advisement, Registration, and Enrollment Sessions) that are designed to prepare not only students, but their parents and siblings, as well.
Students who attend CARES participate in a variety of informational sessions covering PSU topics ranging from campus activities and career services to housing and financial aid. They will also meet with academic advisors to plan their fall semesters and complete enrollment procedures.
“Our Pitt CARES program is essentially what a lot of people refer to as freshman orientation,” Jon Bartlow, CARES coordinator, said. “It’s very informative, but it’s also a lot of fun. The students get to meet and network with other incoming freshmen, and they walk away feeling better prepared for life as a Gorilla.”
There are nine scheduled CARES sessions in June, and all but two are full. Openings are still available in the June 24 and 26 sessions.
Bartlow said approximately 240 people, including students and their families, attend each session.
“There are many benefits for the students,” Bartlow said, “but this is also a great experience for the families. They learn a lot about the university, get the chance to ask questions and hopefully leave feeling even better about where their children will spend the next four to five years.”
For more information, visit http://www.pittstate.edu/admission/undergraduate/cares.dot.