About the Program
Preparing Rams In Science and Math, or PRISM, allows incoming freshmen to participate in mathematics classes and campus-enhancing experiences. This free program is intended for students who have an interest in majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field, although it is not a requirement.
The program offers several advantages, including:
- The opportunity to meet ASU faculty and fellow classmates
- In-depth information about all of ASU’s degree programs in the College of Science and Engineering to help you identify the program that best fits your interests
- The opportunity to improve your math placement so that you can get a jumpstart on your academic progress
- Course credit for GS 1181, a 1-credit course required for all ASU freshmen
Participants also get to move into their residence hall three weeks early at no charge.
PRISM is a two-week program that leads into ASU’s Rambunctious Week activities that kick off the fall semester every year. Throughout the program, you will participate in mathematics enrichment each morning and then transition to campus enrichment and fun activities in the afternoon and evening. Campus dining facilities will be open and students with meal plans will be able to use the services for meals throughout the day.
After the first week, you’ll complete an individually determined assessment to ensure that you are appropriately grouped for activities and programming during the second week of the program. At the conclusion of the second week, you’ll complete one more assessment so that ASU can place you in an appropriate mathematics course for success in the fall semester.
Move-in day is August 7 with programming starting the following day. Your mathematics coursework will be completed on Aug. 18. After that, you will participate in more campus enrichment and engagement activities as part of Rambunctious Week.
Campus Enrichment and Fun Activities
Campus enrichment activities include:
- Introduction of Math Lab and Writing Center
- Campus scavenger hunt
- Financial aid presentation
- Counseling Services presentation
- Mayer Museum tour
- How to study session
- Planetarium show
- Tour of the Angelo State Natural History Collection
- Career Center presentation
- Introduction to Ram Pantry
Afternoon and evening engagement activities include:
- Welcome dinner
- Movie night
- Game night
- Sand volleyball tournament
- Star party
- Game night
- Rock wall
- How to navigate college workshop
- Wii night
- How to study workshop
Only 20 seats are available in the PRISM program. Register today to save your spot!