The doors of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) will be open for freshmen and transfer students who have been accepted into the university as part of a program hosted by University College.
The event is called Valley Bound New Student Early Registration and it is comprised of four sessions held for new students in the William Sutton Administration Building from 7:45 a.m.- 4 p.m. on June 16, July 14, July 21 and August 3.
Sessions are open to students who have been admitted to MVSU for early registration and orientation. Students can sign up for one of the four days at www.mvsu.edu.
Renardo Hall, dean of University College explained, “The sessions are not mandatory for admission, but students are strongly encouraged to attend.”
“This event allows students to make a better connection to Mississippi Valley. They meet individuals they can contact or who can contact them throughout the summer as opposed to them just coming during the first week around August 13.”
Valley Bound gives freshmen and transfer students an earlier access to help ease the transition from high school to college.
“Attending Valley Bound really gives students a jump in becoming acclimated to the Valley,” Hall added. “We conduct mini sessions where they are able to sign up for classes, they are able to meet with academic advisors and learn more about the university.”
As part of the event, there will be resource tables set up from various offices to offer any information and assistance needed by the students and their parents. New students will have the opportunity to meet faculty members as well.
“Faculty will be there to speak to students from their academic departments,” said Hall. “We provide faculty members with a list of students who are coming in who have indicated an interest in their particular major.”
According to Hall, this is an opportunity for new students to meet their fellow classmates and mentors.
“We will have upperclassmen there as Trailblazers to give firsthand information about the value of attending Mississippi Valley,” said Hall. These are trained student leaders who work with University College and can share with students what they have gotten out of their Valley experience,” he added.