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May 27, 2003

PREP and POP Sessions to Begin Soon at ULM

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will be holding two types of orientation programs on campus starting this week. One program, ULM PREP (Preview, Registration and Enrollment Program) Orientation, is required for all beginning freshman who have applied and been accepted to ULM. The other program, POP (Parent Orientation Program) is available to all parents of those freshman who would like to be involved in getting more information about ULM.

"Attending PREP will help new students develop friendships, adjust to their new home, meet new people, and explore opportunities for teamwork, collaboration and involvement in and out of the classroom. Students will find out more about life on campus and learn more about ULM's top-notch academic programs, Division I-A athletic teams, among several other things. There will also be the chance to learn about academic majors, student-faculty relationships, campus organizations, and to register for fall classes. At PREP you will learn more about the city of Monroe and its many cultural, educational, and recreational activities," said Gloria Arnold, ULM Coordinator of New Student Orientation.

POP is a program that will help parents learn more about the ULM campus and the Monroe area. Parents will be able to see and experience where their child will live, eat, learn and grow.

Among the academic and orientation activities for new students there will also be a cook-out in "The Grove", a variety show, Luau, volley ball, a movie and other events.

PREP and POP 2003 Dates:
(All sessions are open to all majors)
Wed. and Thurs.-May 28th & 29th
Tues. and Wed. - June 3rd & 4th
Tues. and Wed. - June 17th & 18th
Tues. and Wed. - June 24th & 25th

In order for a student to attend PREP, they must apply and be accepted for admission. All students who have been accepted to ULM were mailed an invitation for PREP beginning in April.

For more information or to register for PREP, contact Recruitment/Admissions at (318) 342-5430 or toll-free (800) 372-5127. Attendance is limited so call soon for reservations.

For further information on PREP, contact:
Gloria Arnold, Coordinator of New Student Orientation, at, Cathy Bayles at, or visit

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