Total Orientation to Earth and Mineral Sciences (TOTEMS) is a pre-semester program specifically designed for first-year students at the University Park campus who are new to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
The college fully expects to launch a TOTEMS event this fall before the semester begins. Traditionally, this has been an in-person, three-day event at Lake Raystown Resort. At this time, given the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 situation, we cannot offer a final description of TOTEMS 2020. When we better understand our fall schedule and other restrictions, we will decide if TOTEMS will be an in-person or virtual event. We will strive to provide a robust orientation experience regardless of the format. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our EMS community!
Invitations to attend TOTEMS will be sent via email after June 15, 2020. We are working to plan an event that is meaningful and prioritizes the health of our students, faculty and staff.
All information such as TOTEMS registration, fees, move-in plans and schedule will be finalized once we receive formal guidance from the university regarding the fall semester.
Thank you for your patience.