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Troy University's largest orientation class getting acquainted with campus

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Troy University's biggest new student orientation to date is underway. 

Two thousand incoming freshmen and transfer students are learning everything they need to know about becoming Trojans.

The university calls its new student orientation "IMPACT" and this year is their biggest one yet, reaching its capacity before the first session even started in June. 

The orientation program consists of nine two-day sessions for incoming freshmen and two for transfer students.

It's an opportunity for them to learn about the university, its policies and procedures, and meet current students. 

They also get acquainted with the different the organizations they can get involved in and get their class registration completed

Some students say they use the sessions to make friends before becoming a full-fledged college student.

"We've had probably about 200 more students coming through this summer then we've had in years past which is percentage wish, a pretty decent amount when you're looking at it overall. It's a great glass. They're energized and excited about the university and all of the things happening here. So we're really excited about this class that's coming through," said Jacob Grant, Director of IMPACT & Special Programs. 

Participants say IMPACT has given them a crash course in life at TROY and a real introduction to campus. 

Organizers hope the incoming freshmen learn from the current TROY students volunteering at the sessions. 

IMPACT lasts through July 20.

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