NSU to hold seven sessions of Freshman Connection program

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold seven sessions of its freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection beginning May 24.

Four sessions will be on the Natchitoches campus on May 24-25, May 31-June 1, June 20-21 and July 10. The program will be held on the Alexandria campus June 5, and on the Leesville/Fort Polk campus June 7 and on the Shreveport campus June 13.

The fee is $100 for the sessions on the Natchitoches campus and $60 for the sessions on the Alexandria, Shreveport and Leesville/Fort Polk campuses. Those attending the sessions on the Alexandria, Shreveport and Leesville/Fort Polk campuses should be planning to take all classes on that campus. The two-day sessions on the Natchitoches campus include a one-night stay in campus residence halls.

Participants in Freshman Connection will be placed in a small group with a Connector, who will guide individuals through the orientation program. Connectors are current Northwestern State students who share information about what can be expected at NSU and will offer support and guidance about the high school to college transition.

Those who attend Freshman Connection can expect small group sessions with connectors, opportunities to connect with future classmates, an introduction to NSU student services and involvement opportunities, a chance to become familiar with the campus and an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor who will help participants understand their major and schedule of classes and register for the fall semester.

Current Northwestern State students serving as Connectors are Tarik Andrus of Washington, Rebekah Aultman of Mangham, Zachary Breaux of Cut Off, Katherine Bryant of Baton Rouge, Kyler Burns of Haughton, Triston Bussell of Starks, Elizabeth Coleman of El Paso, Texas, and Luke Conway, Hannah Gaspard and Tyler Thompson of Pineville.

The 2018 Connectors also include and Nicholas Hopkins and Tori Spraggins of Bossier City, Kelsi Horn of Many, Claire Leming of St. Francisville, Hayden Pilcher and Char’Tarian Wilson of Shreveport, Kristen Prejean of Lafayette, Lexi Rubin of Plaisance, Tore’a Taylor of Benton and Madysen Watts of Saline.

Program coordinators are Rowdy Burleson of Mansfield, Mallory McConathy of Stonewall, Morgan Horn of Hemphill, Texas, and Madison Milligan of Shreveport.

For more information, go to nsula.edu/fye/freshmanconnection.

NSU’s 2018 freshman orientation leaders