TECHAdvise

 

COVID-19 Update: We Continue To Serve Virtually

All TECHAdvise sessions will take place in a virtual format.

The importance of maintaining as much social distancing as possible during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has compelled the university to move all Freshman Registration to an online only format. It is one aspect of our civic responsibility to help prevent the spread of the virus. We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we work together to maintain continuity of operations while also taking every step possible to protect the health and well-being of all concerned. Click here to learn more about the university's pandemic recovery plan.

 

TECHAdvise 2021 Details

Sign Up THROUGH ONETECH

TECHAdvise is an all-virtual advising and registration program for incoming freshmen where you will:

  • Receive your official fall 2021 class schedule
  • Learn more about your major
  • Discover Campus Life programs
  • Access resources like Residence Life, Financial Aid and more

You must be admitted to Arkansas Tech University before you can sign up for a TECHAdvise session. If you have questions about your admissions status, check your OneTech account or contact Admissions at (479) 968-0343.

Instructions for signing up through OneTech:

  1. Make sure your major is correct.
    • If you need to change your major, email admissions@atu.edu with your T-Number and new major before signing up for a session.
  2. Log in to OneTech with your username and password.
  3. Click on the "Registration" tab on the left menu.
    • If on a mobile device, click the yellow box in the top left corner to access the menu.
  4. Go to the "Plan Your Registration" box.
  5. Click "TECHAdvise Registration" to complete your sign up.
  6. After you sign up, continue checking your email for important event updates as your session approaches.

If you need help activating your OneTech, please visit webapps.atu.edu/ams/.

CHOOSING A SESSION

Some sessions are reserved for a specific college or student type while others are open for all majors. Choose a session based on your availability and college. You must sign up for a session through your OneTech portal to attend TECHAdvise.

  • All sessions take place in an online synchronous format. (This means you will be expected to be online at a specific time).
  • Session space is limited, so be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • Only sessions you are eligible to sign up for will be shown in your OneTech portal.
  • There is no cost to attend a TECHAdvise session.
  • See the "Schedule" tab for a layout of the day.

Undecided & eTECH Students:
Undecided and eTECH students are welcome to attend any session. If you are undecided, you are encouraged to sign up for a college session that might include a major in which you are interested. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of degrees offered.

Not sure which college your major belongs? Access your "Academic Profile" on your OneTech Portal under the "Academics" tab.


Student/Major Specific Sessions

ATU Concurrent Credit Only 
- All Majors

Tuesday, March 16

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

Business Majors & 
Education Majors 

Tuesday, April 6

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

Natural and Health 
Sciences
 Majors

Tuesday, April 20

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

Natural and Health 
Sciences Majors

Thursday, March 18

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

Arts and Humanities 
Majors

Monday, April 12

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

Engineering and 
Applied Sciences Majors

Thursday, April 22

ONLINE via Webex 

Session CLOSED

 

Engineering and 
Applied Sciences Majors

Wednesday, March 31

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

Arts and Humanities 
Majors

Wednesday, April 14

ONLINE via Webex

 Session CLOSED

 

 

General Sessions - All Majors

General Session 1

Wednesday, April 28 

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED

 

General Session 4

Monday, May 17 

ONLINE via Webex

 

General Session 2

Tuesday, May 4 

ONLINE via Webex

Session CLOSED 

 

General Session 5

Wednesday, May 19 

ONLINE via Webex

 

General Session 3

Tuesday, May 11 

ONLINE via Webex

 

 

General Session 6

Wednesday, May 26 

ONLINE via Webex

 

Schedule

TECHAdvise sessions take place online synchronously. This means you will participate through Webex (similar to Zoom) as the event as it occurs live. See the "What to Expect" tab for more information.

If you need help on your session day, a live Virtual Help Desk will be available on that date from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. by clicking the link below.

 

Morning Session (Required)
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Your personal access link will be emailed to your official ATU email address within 3 business days of your session.
All sessions are fully virtual. 

Click here to access a PDF version of the schedule with session descriptions.

You must be logged in by 9:45 a.m. to participate.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome Session
  • 10 a.m. - Academic Advising Breakout Groups
  • 11 a.m. - Small Groups with Orientation Leaders
  • 11:45 a.m. - Next Steps

Afternoon Session (Elective)
1-3:30 p.m.

Access links to elective afternoon sessions will be available below on your session day. 
Simply click the name of a session to join at the start time listed. 
All sessions are fully virtual.

Click here to access a PDF version of the schedule with session descriptions.

  • 1-2 p.m. - Join Family & Parent Session
  • 1-1:20 p.m. - Student Interest Breakout (choose one)
    • Join Campus Recreation
    • Join Making an Impact: Creating Change in your Community through Service
    • Join Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Join Global Initiatives
    • Join Leadership and On Track
    • Join Life Outside the Classroom
  • 1:25-1:45 p.m. - Student Interest Breakout (choose one)
    • Join Campus Recreation
    • Join Making an Impact: Creating Change in your Community through Service
    • Join Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Join Global Initiatives
    • Join Leadership and On Track
    • Join Life Outside the Classroom
  • 1:45-2 p.m. - Join Photo Shoot with Jerry the Bulldog
  • 2-2:30 p.m. - Join Understanding Student Finances
  • 2:30-3 p.m. - Student Living and Dining (choose one) 
    • Join Residence Life 
    • Join Commuter Services
  • 3-3:30 p.m. - Student Interest Breakout (choose one)
    • Join Living Learning Communities 
    • Join Technology Session: Webex, OneTech and Blackboard

 

Did you miss school or work to attend TECHAdvise?  Click here for a printable excuse letter.

What to Expect

Before Your Session

  • Check Your ATU Email

This step is extremely important to access the event and your fall 2021 class schedule! TECHAdvise takes place online synchronously. This means you will participate in the event as it occurs live.

An email with your Webex access link will be sent to your official ATU email address the day before your selected session. Simply click the link in that email to join the required morning session. Webex is the official virtual meeting platform for Arkansas Tech University faculty and students. It is similar to Zoom and other virtual meeting software.

Access your ATU email account by visiting https://mail.atu.edu and signing in with the same username and password as your OneTech portal.

As this is a virtual experience, all students must have access to a computer or tablet. We do not recommend attending TECHAdvise through your cell phone if possible. Please try to have access to a location with reliable internet and minimal background noise or distractions. 


On Your SESSION Day

  • Join Your Session

TECHAdvise sessions take place online synchronously. This means you will participate in the event as it occurs live. You should receive an email to your ATU email address with your session access link within three business days before your session. 

After attending the mandatory morning sessions, you will have the option to participate in elective afternoon sessions. See the "Schedule" tab for more info.

  • Check Your ATU Email

You will receive an email from one of our professional academic advisors on the day of your session to your official ATU email. The email will contain details for accessing your fall schedule to follow along with during your Academic Advising Breakout.

 Access your ATU email account by visiting https://mail.atu.edu and signing in with the same username and password as your OneTech portal.


After Your Session

You will receive a lot of information through TECHAdvise. Take time to review your schedule, classes and resources carefully.

If you have questions about your schedule or need to make changes, our professional advisors will be available after your session through Webex for virtual office hours or through email at your convenience. 

What is OneTech?

As an Arkansas Tech student, your OneTech provides access to your Tech email account, class schedule, Blackboard account, transcript, billing invoice, campus event announcements and more. You can access OneTech through the Arkansas Tech home page or through your browser at onetech.atu.edu.

For security reasons, once you are enrolled in classes faculty and staff may only respond to emails sent from your Tech email. Please check OneTech regularly once you are actively enrolled at ATU.

You must be admitted as an Arkansas Tech student and have access to your OneTech portal to sign up for TECHAdvise.

If you need help activating your OneTech, please visit webapps.atu.edu/ams/.

 


Do I need to be online at a specific time?

Yes! TECHAdvise is a synchronous experience. This means you will participate in the event as it is happening live. All sessions will happen through Webex, the official virtual meeting platform for ATU (similar to Zoom). Please try to have access a location with reliable internet and minimal background noise or distractions. 

If you need help on the day of your session, a live Virtual Help Desk will be available from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join the Virtual Help Desk on "Schedule" tab above. 

 


What is Webex?

Webex is the official virtual meeting platform for Arkansas Tech University faculty and students. It is similar to Zoom and other virtual meeting software. 

As this is a virtual experience, all students must have access to a computer or tablet. We do not recommend attending TECHAdvise through your cell phone if possible. Please try to have access a location with reliable internet and minimal background noise or distractions. 

 


What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is an online software tool that ATU uses for many of its academic functions. You sign in using the same credentials as your OneTech. You can access Blackboard through the Arkansas Tech home page or through your browser at bblearn.atu.edu

 


How do I change/declare my major?

To change your major before your session, please email admissions@atu.edu with your T-number and new major. For a list of majors, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

 


How do I request changes to my schedule?

After you receive your schedule from an advisor, take time to carefully review it. If you have questions or would like to make a change to your schedule, simply reply to the email from the advisor with the changes you would like to make.

 


How will I select my housing? 

Click here for more information about the housing application process.

Make sure you sign up by April 12 for any TECHAdvise session. If you are signed up for any session by April 12, you will receive an early slot for room selection, even if your TECHAdvise session date is after April 12.

For questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at (479) 968-0376 or click to chat.

 


Are you a parent or guardian of a fall 2021 student?

Stay informed by visiting the Parent and Family Relations. We also encourage you to sign up for the Incoming Freshmen Newsletter. 

 

Resources

For a full list of offices and more, visit Tech A-Z.

(479) 964-0843



(479) 968-0343



(479) 498-4930



(479) 968-0276




(479) 968-0399



(479) 356-2157




(479) 968-0271



(479) 968-0445



 

 

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