Students Welcomed to New Mexico Tech for 22-23 Academic Year
Aug. 24, 2022
SOCORRO, N.M. – New and returning New Mexico Tech students received a warm welcome back to campus the first few weeks of the 2022-2023 academic year. Students participated in a variety of activities aimed at introducing them to campus organizations, activities, traditions, and resources.
Tech President Stephen G. Wells kicked off the students’ return at a Convocation ceremony Aug. 14, 2022, at Macey Center, advising freshmen and transfer students that the years ahead of them will be interesting, hectic, and will go by quickly.
“The beginning of a new academic year is always filled with promise,” he said. “As members of New Mexico Tech’s newest class, you stand at the precipice of another significant step in your journey. Our university is teeming with excitement to welcome you and the ingenuity, intellect, and work ethic you bring to our campus. More importantly, we’re every bit as enthusiastic to provide you the support, counsel, and guidance our institution is renowned for as you progress towards one of the most valuable college degrees in the nation.”
The student Convocation ceremony also featured introductions of key faculty and staff and words of wisdom from Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Jackson, who spoke about the importance of attending class and making the most of their years at Tech by getting involved on campus. Other first week events included a department BBQ picnic, movie night, a free garage sale of household items, and a resource scavenger hunt.
Students are using a downloadable app to keep track of the dozens of events during the “Weeks of Welcome” Aug. 14 to Sept. 11. An evolving schedule of activities is online at guidebook.com/g/nmtwow/ and can be easily downloaded on students’ cell phones through the Guidebook app.
Upcoming events include Fresh Check Day on Sept. 9, featuring mental health and academic assistance resources, study skills sessions, canyon hikes, and introductions to intramural sports clubs.
Tech’s Division of Student Life also is hosting the inaugural Parent and Family Weekend Sept. 16 to 18, which is aimed at providing an opportunity for families of new and returning students to visit their students and experience campus and community life. In addition to the President’s Annual Golf Tournament and other events on campus that weekend, the city is also hosting SocorroFest, which will provide families the opportunity to get to know Tech’s host community through cultural, social, and athletic activities.