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Step 1-Welcome Class of 2019!

Congratulations on your acceptance into TSU! In order to ease the transition process into college, all students with less than 12 college-credit hours (DO NOT include dual-credit hours) are required to participate in Texan Orientation. Our orientation conferences provide new students and their families an opportunity to become more familiar with the services and resources Tarleton provides.  You will leave orientation understanding our university's academic environment and traditions, as well as what to expect as you embark on your college experience.

What to Expect

You will have the opportunity to interact with Tarleton faculty, meet and connect with current students, receive academic advising, register for classes, explore our campus, become familiar with our traditions, and more!

View a schedule summary for a typical day at Texan Orientation.

*In preparation for the Class of 2019, we are currently undergoing construction on a few of our buildings on campus and may be walking a lot throughout the day, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes! Inside of buildings may be cool, so bring a light jacket just in case.



  • Students will receive an invitation (sent to the email address provided when the student applied to Tarleton State University) with a link to the online registration.*
    *If the registration link does not allow you to access the registration tool, you have not yet been invited to Texan Orientation

Parents & Family Members

  • Parents & family members will register online with students

While students are completing their registration for orientation there will be an option to include guests at a nominal fee.

Who Should Attend

Freshmen. Orientation is mandatory for all first-time freshmen with less than 12 credit hours.  College courses taken while in high school DO NOT COUNT in the 12 hour total.  Registration for classes occurs during these conferences. If a new student does not attend orientation, he/she will not be eligible to register for classes pertaining to that semester. Also, be sure to check out Duck Camp!

Transfer, International, and Nontraditional Students. Any student with less than 12 hours of transferable college credits is required to attend orientation. Students with more than 30 hours of transferable college credit (NOT DUAL CREDIT from high school) have the option to attend; even though orientation is not required for these students, it is encouraged. Attending Texan Orientation gives you a chance to adjust and learn about campus life. Also, be sure to check out Texan Camp!

Parents and Family Members.  Students are not required to bring guests, although it is highly encouraged that parents and other family members join their students with participating in the learning and transitional process of college. Texan Orientation offers activities specially intended for parents and other guests to give them the information needed in order to help their student succeed. Parents, be sure to check out our TPA booth that will be set up during orientation!

Orientation Dates

We are already preparing for your arrival to Tarleton State University for 2015 Texan Orientation. Tarleton will offer several orientation conferences throughout the summer.

To register for Texan Orientation, you will use the link contained in an invitation that we sent to the email address with which you applied to the University.  All students who have been admitted for Fall 2015 that are eligible and required to attend orientation will receive an email beginning the month of January 2015. If you need to search for this email, it was sent from  If you need the email re-sent, or want to inquire as to why you have not yet received the invitation, please contact our office at (254) 968-9490 so we can assist you.

Plan now for one of the following dates.

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Texan Scholars (Invitation Only)
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Texan Scholars (Invitation Only)
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Texan Orientation
  • Friday, June 12, 2015 - Texan Orientation
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Texan Orientation
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 - Texan Orientation
  • Thursday, July, 16, 2015 - Texan Orientation
  • Friday, July 17, 2015 - Texan Orientation



Guests welcome at a nominal fee of $45 per guest


Parking is free for visitors. Also, students don’t forget to order you’re parking pass online today!

Need help finding where you're going? View our printable map of campus.

If you need additional information or have any questions, call (254) 968-9490 for assistance.

Welcome Class of 2019!:

Important Information Regarding Academic Advising and Registration for Fall 2015

Congratulations on your acceptance into Tarleton State University! In order to ease the transition process into college, all newly accepted students are required to participate in Texan Orientation. For students who DID NOT attend a face to face orientation session, it will be imperative that you read the information provided below PRIOR TO making arrangements to come to campus for advising and registration. There is information which, in some instances, MUST be addressed and completed before your holds are released to allow for registration.

Check out how to prepare for your first semester at Tarleton State University.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Transitions and Family Relations at 254.968.9490 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We are excited about you joining our TEXAN family! See you soon!

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