New Student Programs and Services

Welcome to The University of Tulsa! I am very glad that you chose TU as your college destination. I recognize that going to college is a new chapter not only in the lives of the student but also in the lives of parents, relatives, and friends of that student. All of us are here to help and direct you, to answer your questions, address your concerns, and learn from you. I sincerely believe that orientation is a year long process not a onetime event. We have many programs, services, and organizations including New Student Orientation, Freshmen Leadership Institute (F.L.I.), Phi Eta Sigma, First Year Academic Honor Society, The Stress Free Finals Zone, and a first year webCT course, to help our new students fully orient to classes, academic expectations, university policies, co-curricular activities, TU traditions, and more.

We also serve all TU Parents and family members through our TU Parent and family programs and services. We welcome TU parents and family members back to campus each fall for Parents’ Weekend, publish a monthly parents’ newsletter, “The V.I.P. (Very Important Parent) Newsletter,” and coordinate the TU Parents’ Organization.

The Office of New Student Programs and Services mission is to successfully facilitate the transition and integration of new students and their families to the academic, cultural, and social climates at The University of Tulsa. Parents and students can always contact us in person at the Office of New Student Programs and Services in Holmes Student Center, Room 51, by phone at (918) 631-2707, or by email at steven-denton@utulsa.edu with any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions.

Remember that this is just the beginning! There is so much ahead of you and we look forward to showing you the way!

Go TU!
Steve Denton,
Director of New Student Programs and Services & Parent Programs

New Student Programs and Services

We exist to help new students and their families navigate the transition and integration into the academic, cultural, and social climates at The University of Tulsa.  Going to college is a new chapter in the lives of student and also in the lives of parents, relatives, and friends of the students.  We are here to help with proven programs, professional staff, available volunteers, and a readiness to answer questions, address concerns, and learn from you.

New Student Orientation

Welcome to The University of Tulsa!  The best stories have great beginnings.  And in order to start off right, be a part of our 2014 Orientation program, StartTU.  You will find key information about campus life, discover services to help you succeed academically, and probably make some lifelong friendships along the way.  There is no additional cost to you. Register at 'CaneLink.  Our staff of 44 student orientation leaders, and faculty and staff mentors are excited to help you StartTU.

ImpactTU

ImpactTU is a fall leadership program for first-year students at The University of Tulsa.  This six-week institute highlights key challenges leaders face as the face a transition as substantial as beginning college.  Each week's program includes group discussion, presentations by students and campus leaders, prizes, and a free meal.  Students can expect to learn more about ImpactTU during Orientation and the first weeks of the new semester.

Parent and Family Association

Parents and families, just like the students themselves, are going through a transition during college. The TU Parent and Family Association offers support and connection during this time, including planning a Parents' Weekend each fall during Homecoming.  Visit the TU Parent and Family Association
page for details.

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma exists to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning.  It is the oldest and largest honor society for first-year college students and has had an active chapter at The University of Tulsa since 1948.

The University of Tulsa chapter of Phi Eta Sigma promotes both academic excellence in the first year of college as well as an emphasis on service to the greater community.

All first-year students who achieve an averaged grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, at the close of any full-time curricular period during the first year are eligible to join.  For more information, please contact the Phi Eta Sigma Advisor, Kyle Meador.

New Student Programs and Services Contact Information:

Steve Denton, Director
Allen Chapman Activity Center, room 237D
(918) 631-2967
steve-denton@utulsa.edu

Kyle Meador, Assistant Director
Allen Chapman Activity Center, room 237A 
(918) 631-3590
kyle-meador@utulsa.edu 

Tyler (TK) Kinshella, Graduate Assistant
Allen Chapman Activity Center, room 237B 
(918) 631-3210
tyler-kinshella@utulsa.edu

Diane Britton Jessup, Administrative Assistant
Allen Chapman Activity Center, room 237 
(918) 631-2707
britton@utulsa.edu