Story & Photo by Tanner Pipins
It is finally that time of the year again. Time for many to put an end to binging the third season of ‘Stranger Things’ and finally taking that shower you have been putting off for the last week. That’s right, the beginning of the fall semester is upon us. Welcome back, Raiders.
For some, getting enrolled in the next semester is not as easy as it is for others, which is why Rose State has been hosting ‘Summer Nights’ sessions on campus. Throughout the month of July, Summer Nights has assisted approximately 40 students on a guided tour of Rose’s campus. July consisted of nine evenings that would allow prospective students to explore the campus from 6-9 p.m., as well as answer any questions the students may have.
By scheduling an appointment, academic advisers were also there to help students apply or even enroll in classes once they have been admitted. Summer Nights advised 10 new students to enroll in classes this fall.
Summer Nights was created with the hopes of making the enrollment process easier and more accessible. Paige Stramski, a Recruiter at Rose State, said they wanted to create an opportunity for students to be able to visit campus, apply, get information and even enroll.
“Normal office hours don’t always work for every potential student,” Stramski said. “[We] look forward to offering more opportunities like Summer Nights in the fall for students to have the opportunity to come to Rose and meet their scheduling needs.”
For those that are already enrolled, Student Engagement said anyone can join this year’s Raider Take-Off event on Aug. 13. Raider Take-Off, formerly known as College Snapshot, will run from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will consist of 20 different breakout sessions, an Explore Fair and a free T-shirt. Lunch will also be provided for those that attend.
The day is intended to brief students on what to expect for the upcoming school year. The breakout sessions vary in topic from how to speak to and email a professor to why credit is important, and how to properly build it. The Explore Fair will encompass a tour of campus resources and what they have to offer the students.
If you are unable to attend the Raider Take-Off event on Aug. 13, there is a Raider Take-Off @Nite tailored specifically for you. The Nite session is scheduled for the evening of Aug. 15 and will be a condensed version of the previous session. The evening intends on properly covering the resources needed for academic, social and emotional success. The breakout sessions from Raider Take-Off will also be recorded for those that are unable to make it and posted on Rose State College’s Facebook page.
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