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Founder's Week

Founders Week Activities


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.  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. Lord Tarleton and Lady Tarleton are selected each year as students who exemplify core values. Applications for Lord Tarleton and Lady Tarleton are available in TexanSync.  Everyone is invited to join the fun at this time-honored event!

Contact: Tarleton Ambassadors at (254) 968-9330

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Grassbur Festival

Presented by Student Publications and the Student Government Association

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Park

Enjoy live music, FREE FOOD, lots of give-aways, inflatable games and the announcement of Mr. & Ms. TSU!

Contact: Student Publications (254) 968-9056

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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 honors the previous year's deceased faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university. The 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