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Step 1-2015 Orientation Schedule

Orientation is mandatory in order to enroll in classes and registration is required to attend. 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 Tarleton State University or click here. Once your Fall 2016 admission process has been cleared for orientation, you will receive an email invitation to register. If you need to search for this email, it was sent from

What happens at Texan Orientation?

You will learn about university resources, experience a day on campus, meet with an academic advisor, and register for fall classes. Tarleton Transition Mentors (TTMs) will guide you and your guests throughout the day during your one-day experience. Please see a brief summary of the day's schedule below.

8-9 a.m. - Check-in

Orientation begins with check-in inside the Thompson Student Center.

8:15-8:45 a.m. - PSA Information

Informational session for students enrolled in the Program for System Admission (PSA).

9-9:45 a.m. - University Welcome #Tarleton20

Designed for you and your guests to be introduced to staff and Student Life resources such as:

  • Texan Card
  • Residential Living & Learning
  • Campus Food Services

9:45-10:45 a.m. - #TarletonSuccess

Your roadmap to academic success. This presentation is designed to provide you and your guests with essential information to guide your path toward a timely graduation.

  • Honors College presentation
  • Student Success presentation

11 a.m.-1:10 p.m. - Information Rotation Sessions (includes lunch)

Students and guests will be introduced to the people who will play an important role in shaping the first steps to a successful college path from beginning to completion.

  • Lunch
  • Honors College
  • Programs for Academic Success
  • TSI - College readiness session for writing and/or reading
    • Accelerated English Course
  • TSI - College readiness session for math
    • Accelerated Match Course

1:15 p.m.-Completion - College Meeting (STUDENT SESSION ONLY)

Meet with your college representatives and begin planning your course schedule for fall semester 2015.

  • College of Education
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

1:15-3:00 p.m. - Parent/Family Resource Session

Information and resources will be shared with your parents/family to help you through your transition from home to college, both inside and outside the classroom.

2:30-6 p.m. - Student Financial Assistance Services (SFAS)

Students must attend advising registration session before meeting with SFAS staff.

2:30-4:30 p.m. - Resource Fair

Complete your day by exploring the on-campus and off-campus resources available to you. Learn about on-campus jobs, faith-based programs, the university alert system, parking, postal services, the campus bookstore, ROTC program and more.

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

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