What is Panther PAWS?
Panther PAWS is an event involving new students and their parents or other family
members. New Ferrum families come to campus for a day to make new friends, learn about
the college, and meet administrators, professors, and staff members.
What can Panther PAWS do for you?
- Introduce you to other Ferrum Students,
- introduce you to many of the people who will work with you here,
- help you and your parents or family members learn about services provided by the college,
- and give you the opportunity to talk with faculty about the academic program and classes
Who should come to Panther PAWS?
All students who have been admitted to Ferrum College and have paid their $250 deposits
must come to one of the PAWS sessions, which are scheduled throughout the summer.
Parents, guardians, or one or two other family members are strongly encouraged to
attend, as well.
How do you register for PAWS?
Register for PAWS online through your Panther Tracks account.
You must submit your confirmation deposit in order to be able to register for your
preferred PAWS session. Before registering, you will need to fill out the Course Preference Questionnaire. In addition, if you are a first-time freshman, you must take the Student Readiness Inventory (SRI) and follow any links that appear on your Panther Tracks page to indicate required placement tests. If you have completed all of these tasks and registered by the appropriate deadline,
you will receive your fall semester class schedule during PAWS. We will send confirmation
of your registration shortly before your scheduled PAWS session.
The deadlines for registration and completion of Panther Tracks tasks prior to each
PAWS session are listed below.
|Saturday, June 1, 2013
||Monday, May 13, 2013
|Friday, June 21, 2013
||Monday, June 3, 2013
|Monday, July 15, 2013
||Monday, June 24, 2013
|Friday, July 26, 2013
||Monday, July 8, 2013
|Friday, August 16, 2013
||Monday, July 29, 2013
If you have any questions or need to sign up for a PAWS session after the deadline,
please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-868-9797 (option 1), or call the PACE
Office at 540-365-4270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can you expect on PAWS day?
You should plan to arrive on campus and check into PAWS between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
in the Atrium of Franklin Hall, our student center. To help you find your way, check
out the campus map and directions to Ferrum.
An updated and complete schedule of the day's events will be distributed at Check-In,
but a tentative overview of the day's activities is below. Please note that you must
plan to be on campus for PAWS activities throughout the entire day.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Arrival and Check-In at the Atrium, Franklin Hall
10:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Morning Information Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch in Franklin Dining Hall
12:45 - 1:50 p.m.
Afternoon Information Sessions
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Small Group Meetings for Students with Faculty
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Taking Care of Business (information and representatives from campus offices and programs)
Unfortunately, we cannot provide lodging on campus for PAWS participants. See the
local accommodations page if you need to find a place to stay overnight.
Is there a charge?
A charge of $85.00 will be applied to your student account for class registration
and attendance at PAWS for you and up to two guests. There is an extra charge of $20.00
per person for additional PAWS guests beyond two. The fee will be added to the student's
bill; you will not need to make this payment prior to or during PAWS.
How do you get more information?
You may contact Betsy Smith, Director of the PACE (Pathways: Advising, Connection,
Exploration) Office at 540-365-4270 or at email@example.com, or call the Admissions Office at (800) 868-9797 (option 1) with any questions you