The event formerly known as TOTEMS has been re-named TEEMS: Total Engagement with EMS.
Out of respect for the totem being a Native American religious and community symbol, we have decided to re-title our signature event with an acronym that is aligned with the goals and outcomes of the experience. The geologic Obelisk, constructed near Old Main lawn by EMS in 1896, serves as an enduring symbol of the college and the educational foundation it provides.
TEEMS is a pre-semester program held annually in August before the start of the fall semester, specifically designed for first-year students at the University Park campus who are new to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The program seeks to help incoming students connect with upper-level student mentors, faculty / staff and alumni before classes even begin. Participants should be ready to ask questions, make new friends and actively participate in sessions designed to facilitate getting to know dozens of current students, faculty, staff and alumni. We want you to make lasting connections and become familiar with all the resources available to you in EMS.
TEEMS 2020 was offered as an interactive, virtual event right before students began to arrive on campus for fall. We are hopeful that TEEMS 2021 will return to its traditional 3-day, in-person format at beautiful Lake Raystown Resort.
TEEMS will be held August 17-20, 2021.
Registration for TEEMS 2021 is closed.