UT announces orientation 2.0


New Student Services announced a new program called “New Student Orientation 2.0,” which is designed to help first-year students continue their transition into college.

Announced on Tuesday via Twitter and the New Student Services website, the program goes from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11. Students have the option to attend various events in the evening. According to the New Student Services website, students who attend the events have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD, a tablet with a list price of $199.

UT upgraded their orientation program this past summer as part of their efforts to increase four-year graduation rates to 70 percent by 2016. If the current freshman class were to graduate in four years, they would be graduating in 2016.

With 8,092 students, this is the biggest freshman class UT has ever seen.