Lindsey Smedley, Joe Thompson, Hannah Thompson and Brittany Longona gathered around the First Baptist Church of Brownwood Jacket Journey booth Thursday at Howard Payne University. Booths were in place near Mabee Center at HPU as the fall semester gets under way.

Jacket Journey is designed to encourage and help new students learn what it means to be an HPU Yellow Jacket, develop a strong sense of school spirit and understand the academic and social expectations of the university.

Classes will begin Tuesday.