Supported from the start

Incoming EOU students enjoy lunch in the cafeteria during Summer Bridge. Sarah Fischer, second from left, is a program specialist for TRIO Student Support Services.

Incoming EOU students enjoy lunch in the cafeteria during Summer Bridge. Sarah Fischer, second from left, is a program specialist for TRIO Student Support Services.

EOU students participate in weeklong TRIO orientation

Sept. 19, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. –  Now in its third year at Eastern Oregon University, TRIO Student Support Services offers a weeklong orientation program that prepares incoming students for college life.

Between Sept. 17 and 21, all 25 participating students will get to know campus and La Grande, while making meaningful connections with their new peers. This year’s program takes students to Morgan Lake, the La Grande Farmer’s Market and Art Center East. They engage in experiential learning through group discussions, films, panels with returning students, yoga and scavenger hunts.

“Students learn a lot, have a lot of fun, and are ready to hit the ground running when classes start the following week,” said Sarah Fischer, a TRIO program specialist at EOU.

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides resources and support to qualifying EOU students. Learn more about TRIO SSS at eou.edu/trio.


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