Tomorrow afternoon, LeTourneau University will host around 90 students and family members in the first of three SWARM events to welcome our newest students to campus.
SWARM--which stands for Student Welcome, Advising, Registration and Mentoring--is an opportunity for students to stay on campus overnight, get their housing assignments, meet their new roommates, meet with faculty advisors, register for classes and leave here as card-carrying members of LeTourneau University, ready for move-in when the fall semester arrives.
This summer's SWARM events are the largest we have ever seen at LETU, according to Carl Arnold, our vice president for Enrollment Serivces. Kudos to the Enrollment Services team for the work they are doing to help these new students transition to life at LeTourneau.
To our faculty and staff, be sure to smile and extend your best LeTourneau Nation welcome to them when you see them on campus. A smile, cheery greeting and warm hospitality go a long way toward making our incoming students feel excited about their decision to call this place home for the next few years.
The students and their families this week are coming from 11 states, including California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Kentucky and represent all of our academic majors.
During their visit, they will have dinner with members of our LeTourneau community tomorrow night in the Corner Café, tour the residence halls, play a variety of games--including ultimate Frisbee--and learn about life at LeTourneau.
Tomorrow's Summer SWARM is already full. The June 9-10 SWARM already has more than 100 students and family members registered. Registration is already underway for the third SWARM, which will be July 14-15.