DATE:  January 8, 2003
CONTACT: Vicki Hewitt, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2336; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-5510

WHO:            Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi      
WHAT:           New Student Orientation      
WHEN:          Thursday, January 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
WHERE:        University Center and around campus during the day   
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Hold Orientation for First-Year Students and Parents
First-year students and their parents will have an opportunity to get acquainted with Islander life and learning on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Spring 2004 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student orientation. Students will sign in at8 a.m. in the University Center Legacy Hall, and the orientation will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orientation is designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to college life. During their campus visit and tour, students will be introduced to the academic programs and special services available at the University. Parents and students will also have the opportunity to talk with University administrators, faculty members, and orientation leaders throughout the day to gain insight into the adjustments ahead for them as they settle into campus life.

For more information, including optimal times for photo opportunities, contact New Student Programs at (361) 825-6051 or Public Affairs Manager Vicki Hewitt at (361) 825-2336 or (361) 215-8493.