Northwestern State to hold Freshman Connection program

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its annual freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection, May 28-29, June 18-19 and July 16.

The program will assist incoming freshman as they make the transition to university life. During the program, participants will meet with university administrators, visit with faculty and staff, and learn more about campus life. Freshman Connection will provide information on academic programs and services provided by the University such as academic advising and support services.  Upon completing the registration process at Freshman Connection, those who attend will be prepared for their first semester in college. The cost for Freshman Connection is $100 which includes accommodations and meals.

Twenty Northwestern State students have been chosen as freshman connectors who will work closely with incoming freshman, assisting them as they make the transition to university life.

This year’s connectors are Will Anglin and John Nance of Shreveport, Brianna Ashley of Deville, Myranda Degraw and Tre’ Nelson of Baton Rouge, Jared Fisette of Hemphill, Texas, Sarah Gandy and Taylor Hogan of Monroe, Chelsey Goldsmith of Edmond, Oklahoma and Hunter Horton of Benton.

Also selected were Mikey James of Minden, Chris Juneau of Cottonport, Emilie King and Faith Stanfield of Natchitoches, Chelsea Kliebert of Vacherie, Trey Latino of Hammond, Zach Lemley of Haughton, Thomas Malbrough of Mandeville, Alex’ Soniat of New Orleans and Leighann Westfall of Houston.

In conjunction with Freshman Connection, Northwestern State will also hold Parent Connection and Kid Konnection.

Parent Connection is aimed at helping parents become familiar with college life, so that they can successfully manage this time of change, growth, fun and exploration. The program consists of special presentations designed to help family members assist with their student’s transition to Northwestern State by becoming familiar with the University.

There is a $25 registration fee for the first parent and $10 for each additional parent. This fee covers the cost of lunch in Iberville Dining Hall and program materials.

Kid Konnection will help younger siblings become familiar with college life. Activities include a tour of the campus and visiting a residence hall, fun arts and crafts, pictures with Northwestern State’s mascot Vic the Demon and other events designed for children. Participants will also receive lunch, an afternoon snack, t-shirt and more.

Kid Konnection is exclusively for siblings of new NSU students age 5 – 12. There is a $30 fee for each participant.

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