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by Tommy Wells, Public Information Officer for Ranger College
Ranger College got a head start on the 2015 Fall semester on June 25 when school officials hosted the first of their three freshman orientation meetings on the college’s main campus in Ranger. During the day-long event, which has been dubbed Ranger Round-Up, incoming freshmen, along with their parents, were given an in-depth overview of the campus, its resources and operation.
The orientation session began at 8:30 a.m. as prospective students were introduced to various college officials during a welcome ceremony in the Golemon Library. From there, students were divided into five groups and presented with a tour of the campus, as well as the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the business, athletic, student housing, financial aid and student support service divisions.
Lunch was served to all students and parents at noon on the River of Life Student Activity Center.
In all, approximately 60 students participated in the event.
“I think it was very informative and helpful,” said incoming freshman Autumn Freasier, a Burnet High School graduate who will be joining a Lady Rangers’ cross country team that could be among the top 25 women’s squads in the country. “I enjoyed the tour of the campus and getting to see everything before classes begin.”
Houston Klein Forest graduate Christopher Smith agreed, saying getting a chance to see the campus and meet some of the faculty and other students would make the adjustment to college life easier.
“I enjoyed it,” he said. “I learned a lot of new things and got a chance to meet a lot of new people.”
Smith will be part of the Ranger College baseball program.
Ranger College is set to host another freshman orientation class on the main campus on July 23, as well as orientation sessions at its Stephenville and Brownwood campuses on Aug. 7 and Aug. 14, respectively. The Fall semester will begin on Aug. 24.