Troy University’s annual IMPACT new student orientation sessions will continue this June and July with enhanced safety protocols on campus and, for the first time, a virtual option.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes are in store for on-campus sessions to ensure the health and safety of participants.
“Our on-campus freshman sessions have been shortened to one day from our typical two-day model,” said Ryan Cole, Director of IMPACT new student orientation. “This decision was made with the safety of our incoming students and their families, as well as our faculty, staff and student IMPACT leaders in mind.”
Additionally, social distancing will be maintained throughout all phases of IMPACT, including during the student check-in process, placing limits on the number of students who will be in each small group, and limiting movement and interaction with faculty and staff across campus.
“We are excited to be able to welcome our students to campus and prepare them for future success at TROY while still keeping the safety and wellbeing of all involved our top priority,” Cole said.
For the first time, the University will also provide an online IMPACT option for incoming students.
These virtual sessions will provide students with the same opportunities to learn about TROY and prepare for their college journey.
“Much of our student content is going to be housed through Canvas, and all incoming students will be enrolled in an IMPACT course prior to their originally scheduled session,” Cole said. “Through this course, we will be providing students the opportunity to learn about our academic programs, campus life, student resources, paying for college and everything else that TROY has to offer. For those students who will be attending virtually, we will be providing opportunities over the course of the summer for them to engage with our IMPACT leaders, as well as members of the incoming class.”
Students who have already registered for an IMPACT session are being contacted to select the in-person or virtual session option, and their original session dates will not change.
Those who have not yet registered for an IMPACT session can visit www.troy.edu/impact to sign up for a session as soon as possible. Sessions 8 and 9 in July are still open.