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Boise State Hosts First Spanish Orientation for Students and Families

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:31 am / August 29, 2017

Spanish speaking students posing.

Spanish-speaking students attend Boise State’s first Spanish orientation.

Boise State University launched a new campus tradition on Aug. 19 as it welcomed Spanish-speaking families to campus with a unique family orientation, “Bienvenida a Boise.”

In this first orientation of its kind, the families of incoming freshmen were invited to attend and meet campus representatives from college advising offices, as well as the Career Center, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Advising and Academic Support Center, and TriO.

During the event, students were able to meet with campus representatives in small groups. In addition, a panel of current students and alumni shared success stories and answered questions. Another first was a welcome video in Spanish featuring Boise State alumni, who shared tips and strategies for new students and parents.

The event was organized by the Boise State Latino Alumni Chapter, spearheaded by alumna and College of Engineering staff member Diana Garza with help from Adriana Facundo of New Student Programs, admissions recruiter Andrea Orozco and Alicia Garza of Casita Nepantla. Interpreters for the event were Fátima Cornwall, an instructor with World Languages, and Spanish major Regina Tom.