Plazafest to help students integrate, get involved

Navigating the U campus can be difficult for new students, and organizers of Plazafest-a free informational fair being held tomorrow-say they want to make that transition easier.

At Plazafest, students can get information and advice from campus leaders, staff and more than 100 student groups, academic departments and campus services.

The festival will be held on the Union Patio, just south of the Union, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Michelle Jones, assistant director of the Office of Orientation, said the fair is great for new students because they can receive helpful advice and learn how to become involved on campus. She said the fair is also helpful for students already at the U who want to become more involved.

“(New students) have the opportunity to get information from all in one place and meet other new students,” she said.

In addition to informational booths, Plazafest will feature food and performances from local bands.