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Founder's Week

Founders Week Activities


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

May Fête Celebration

Presented by the Tarleton Ambassadors

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Oaks Park

Tarleton's first May Fete was held May 5th, 1921, and then often scheduled in conjunction with Parents' Day or Founders Week in April or May. The Tarleton Band played in Hunewell Bandstand while Tarleton girls donned in white dresses would wrap brightly colored ribbons around the Maypole.  Lord Tarleton was the master of ceremonies and announced Tarleton's elected May Queen.  May Fete was celebrated for nearly two decades and disappeared around the beginning of the 1940's, near the time of World War II.  Almost 90 years after its original inception, Tarleton Ambassadors revived this forgotten tradition for Tarleton students in May of 2009.  Everyone is invited to join the fun at this time-honored event!

Contact: Tarleton Ambassadors at (254) 968-9075

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Picnic with the President

Presented by the Student Government Association

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dining Hall Patio

Mr. and Mrs. TSU will be announced at 5:45 p.m.

Contact: Student Government Association Office (254) 968-9082

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Silver Taps Ceremony

Presented by Tarleton Ambassadors, Tarleton State University's ROTC PRogram, and the Tarleton Alumni Association

7:00 p.m. Reception at the Alumni Plaza

7:30 p.m. Ceremony at Heritage Oaks Park and Col. Tate Military Park

The Silver Taps Ceremony honoring the previous year's deceased faculty, staff, students, and alumni, was held for many years in conjunction with homecoming activities. The ceremony was moved to the spring semester in 2005 to provide increased recognition for the program. The Silver taps ceremony is organized and conducted by Tarleton Ambassadors, Tarleton's ROTC Program, Tarleton Alumni Association and volunteers from the Tarleton State University family. The role call and candle lighting ceremony culminate each year with a processional, placing of flowers at the base of the Tarleton State University Military Memorial a 21-gun salute and Taps.

Contact: Community Relations Office (254) 968-9075