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Schedule of Events: August 19-28, 2016

When you arrive for Transition Week, you will be assigned to a small group of incoming classmates to share the week's experiences. You will also be assigned a Texan Transition Mentor (TTM) and Residential Leader (RL) who will guide you throughout the week.

  • ALL new incoming first-time in college students are required to attend Transition Week - NO MATTER HOW MANY DUAL CREDIT HOURS!
  • ONLY Transfer students with less than 12 credit hours are required to attend Transition Week.


August 19
  • We welcome our first wave of Tarleton Texans with New Student Move-in
    • 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.; Heritage Hall (4th Floor), Legends Hall (3rd Floor)
    • 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.; Heritage Hall (3rd Floor), Legends Hall (2nd Floor)
    • 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.; Heritage Hall (2nd Floor), Legends Hall (1st Floor)


August 20

Saturday's events are reserved for students who are participating in Tarleton's Honors & Living-Learning Communities.

  • Learning Community Rotation Sessions & Dinner
  • New Student Move-In
    • 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.; Heritage Hall (1st Floor), Legacy Hall (3rd Floor), Centennial Hall (3rd Floor)
    • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; Legacy Hall (2nd Floor), Hunewell Hall (2nd Floor), Centennial Hall (2nd Floor)
    • 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.; Legacy Hall (1st Floor), Hunewell Hall (1st Floor), Centennial Hall (1st Floor)


August 21

On Sunday, the last group of new Texans arrive. Events will help you get to know your new Tarleton Family.

  • New Student Move-In
    • 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.; Honors Hall (1st & 4th Floors), Hunewell Annex (3rd Floor)
    • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; Honors Hall (3rd Floor), Hunewell Annex (2nd Floor)
    • 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.; Honors Hall (2nd Floor), Hunewell Annex (1st Floor)
  • Core Value Kick-Off Rally
  • Core Value Color Run


August 22

Your Tarleton academic journey begins on Monday as you meet the dean of your college. Later in the day, check out Rec Fest!

  • ALL Aboard The Struggle Bus
  • Meet Your College
  • Rec Fest
  • Class of 2020 Formation
  • ALL commuter students check-in Thompson Student Center
  • Class Tours
  • Academic Rally


August 23

On Tuesday, you will continue to gather the tools for academic success with your First Year Seminar (FYS) class.

  • First Year Seminar (FYS) course
  • Academic Success Lab
  • Leadership Launch


August 24

As the week hits the halfway mark, you'll gain more knowledge to become successful.

  • First Year Seminar course
  • Academic Success Lab
  • Transfer Student Mandatory Check-In (Room 201 Thompson Student Center)
  • Community/Faith Fair


August 25

On Thursday you will learn how to utilize your strengths to propel you to success. Also, enjoy some entertainment!

  • Group Time
  • Student Life Rally
  • Motivational Speak, Tish Norman
  • Street Dance
  • Student Life Labs


August 26

As the week begins to wind down, explore how you can serve the community. Continue your day with fellow classmates while enjoying some free live music and dancing!

  • Texan Talent Tryouts
  • Athletics Rally
  • Volleyball Scrimmage
  • Transfer Student Session
  • RLL Group Time


August 27

Connect with current students and organizations at Tarleton & be introduced to great traditions and spirit.

  • Returning Students & Transfer Students with more than 12 hours Move-In
  • Texan Talent Show


August 28

Sunday is the culmination of Transition Week when you will get to experience two of Tarleton's most treasured and moving traditions.

  • Convocation
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony

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