What is BAM?
Orientation is a required two-part program (BAM and Mulerider Round-Up) designed for new first year SAU students. Transfer and Non-Traditional student may also participate in a BAM session designed specifically for incoming TNT students. There is a fee of $60.00 per student for BAM. This covers administration costs, t-shirt, staffing, and processing fees.
Dear Future Mulerider:
We are glad that you have decided to continue your education at Southern Arkansas University! Becoming a Mulerider (BAM) is designed to offer you a smooth transition to SAU.
As much as we would love to welcome you home to SAU in person, we are transitioning our BAM orientation to an online environment. In keeping with guidelines with COVID-19, this virtual experience is our effort to keep you and our staff safe during this time.
You will complete your fall registration on your registered BAM date. The week prior to your BAM date, you will receive a phone call from a SAU staff member to schedule your individual appointment time slot with an academic advisor. This appointment with your advisor will take place on your selected BAM date and will last 30-45 minutes. You will need a reliable internet connection for your appointment. The appointment would be best conducted on a laptop or personal computer with a web camera. You could also complete the appointment with your cell phone. You will receive further technology details in the upcoming messages.
In the days and weeks following your class registration, we will be scheduling other individual and group virtual appointments to complete your BAM experience. Your financial aid virtual appointment will take place three business days after your advising appointment. Please note that our summer business days are Monday-Thursday.
BAM is your beginning to becoming a Mulerider! We look forward to assisting you at BAM and helping you with your next step towards officially enrolling at SAU. Today is the day to reserve your spot at BAM. Keep in mind that dates fill fast. So, don’t delay with your registration for BAM!
If you have any questions concerning BAM, please email MuleriderStrong@saumag.edu.
See You Soon,