Local businesses and incoming students gathered Monday morning at University System of Maryland at Hagerstown for the school’s first new student orientation.
“The goal is to make sure the students understand how to get around the buildings, the services offered to them and the support systems at USMH,” USMH Executive Director Mark Halsey said. “That way their worries and concerns can be directed at classes rather than infrastructure.”
The program began at 10 a.m. and included a welcoming speech by Halsey. Student resources, daily needs and community issues such as student council, the campus alert system and Facebook also were discussed.
“I feel a little bit better coming down here now,” said Christina Curry, 28, of Hagerstown. “I now know where the classrooms and libraries are.”
Curry said she is in the psychology program at USMH through Frostburg State University. This is her first year in the program after spending two years at Hagerstown Community College.