Michael Pelster
UNK assistant director of Undergraduate Recruitment, 308.865.8435

Incoming freshmen and their parents are getting an early look at college life at the University of Nebraska at Kearney during Summer Advising and Enrollment (SAE) sessions taking place on the campus now through July.  
At SAE, students meet one-on-one with academic advisers to select classes and register for the fall semester. While students meet with academic advisers, parents at SAE also learn about academic expectations at UNK, ways in which students can achieve academic success and what is available in financial aid.
Activities for each session begin at 8:30 a.m., when registrants check-in at the Atrium and Great Room of the Nebraskan Student Union. After introductions at 9 a.m., Director of Academic Advising Mary Daake talks about academic tools offered to UNK students, and a UNK faculty member presents a session regarding UNK values. Immediately after the professor’s presentation, students have sessions at their respective colleges.
In the afternoon, students get a breakdown of how student accounts are handled at UNK. Subsequently, the rotating student sessions begin, which separate the attendees into three student groups and a parent group. Students register for classes, and learn about student I.D.’s, the UNK e-mail system, Residential & Greek Life, and the opportunities offered by the Loper Programming and Activities Council (LPAC).  
Meanwhile, parents attend a panel discussion where UNK staff and students are available to answer any questions that may arise. Afterwards, parents get an overview of the financial aid process, and the workings of Residential & Greek Life. The final session explains the UNK meal program.  
Once the parent and student sessions are finished, optional campus tours are available. Tours depart from the student union Atrium at 3:45 p.m.
Registration for SAE is ongoing. Incoming students and/or their parents can call the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions at 1-800-KEARNEY to sign-up for an SAE date. SAE dates still open include June 13-16 and 26-29, as well as July 6-8, 11-13 and 17-19.  
Throughout SAE, seven UNK students will be guiding the incoming freshmen through the sessions and presentations. The SAE student staffers, along with their majors, are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:

Gothenburg  – Jael Johnson, organizational communications
Kearney  – Sarah Longo, communications disorders
Ogallala  – Kevin Wait, exercise science – pre-physical therapy
Paxton  – Drew Youngs, journalism – advertising
St. Paul  – Michael Eiberger, industrial distribution
Wilber  – Cody Sasek, exercise science – athletic training
York  – Scott Vincent, chemistry & business administration

 – Jamie Quenzer, sports administration & business administration