Helping students good move

Published 9:39 am Thursday, August 20, 2015

As Lawrence County schools began their new school year on Wednesday, many hosted open houses or orientations for their students.

While the fall semester doesn’t officially start until next week, earlier this week, Ohio University Southern hosted a convocation event for the first time that provided incoming freshman students the ability to learn about what their post-secondary education will entail.

This is a good move by the university, as the event affords those new students the ability to gain key information about the next step in their education.

For many, this can be a difficult transition for many reasons, and providing students valuable information can help make the move from high school to college go more smoothly.

This also gives those students the ability to interact with professors and meet those who may be in the same classes.

While there could be a variety of reasons why a student may not finish his or her college education, having these types of events can go a long way to overcoming the initial shock of being in a college setting for the first time.

We applaud the efforts made by those at OUS for beginning a worthwhile event that can be a positive way to begin each year.