-- Courtney Green of Gautier was getting everything she needed
to get ready for the fall 2004 semester at The University of Southern
Mississippi this week, from completing registration to meeting with
her adviser and faculty and staff members at the university.
important, she got "the time of day," as in personal attention,
during Preview, Southern Miss' orientation session, which is going
on through the summer to help both students and parents prepare
for the college experience in Hattiesburg.
has been real nice, just stopping what they were doing to help me,"
said Green, a transfer student from Mississippi State University.
sessions are scheduled for June 26, July 1, July 8, and July 15.
Freshman move-in dates are August 19-22.
helps students get oriented to campus, complete registration for
their classes and meet their advisers," said Wynde Fitts, director
of Freshman Year Experience at Southern Miss. "It's their first
real experience as college students."
a group which includes upperclassmen who act as facilitators during
Preview, gives new students "a chance to meet with their peers,
upperclassmen who can show them the ropes," she said.
of Clinton got some tips on dealing with her son's transition from
"the nest" to college from Southern Miss staff, who presented
programs not only for new students, but also for their parents.
thing we learned is understanding that they (students) need increasing
control over their own life," she said. "Their college
career is their responsibility, but we learned constructive ways
that we can still be of help to them in the process."
For more information
about Preview at Southern Miss, call (601) 266-6405.