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Step 1 - Texan Orientation

All first-time freshman students are required to attend Texan Orientation prior to signing up for classes, regardless of number of dual-credit hours.

Who Should Attend

Texan Orientation is mandatory for all first-time freshmen with less than 12 credit hours. College courses while in high school do not count in the 12-hour total. Registration for classes occurs during Texas Orientation. If, as a new student, you do not attend orientation, you will not be able to register for classes in that semester.

How to Sign Up

  • You will receive an invitation (sent to the email address provided when you applied to Tarleton State University) with a link to the online registration.
  • All students who are eligible and required to attend Texan Orientation will receive an email beginning in January 2020. If you need the email re-sent, please contact our office at 254-968-9256

While completing your registration for orientation, you will have an option to include guests at a small fee. 

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

Professor assists new student with registration on the computer

What to Expect

  • Meet and interact with Tarleton faculty and staff
  • Connect with current Tarleton students
  • Register for classes
  • Explore our campus (so don’t forget a comfy pair of shoes!)

and so much more!


Parking is free for visitors during Texan Orientation.
Also, students don’t forget to order your parking pass for the fall!

Need help finding where you're going? View our interactive or printable maps.

If you need additional information or have any questions, call 254-968-9001 for assistance.

Texan Orientation Outcomes

As a part of participating in Texan Orientation, you will:

  • Create your schedule for the Fall semester
  • Identify university processes and demonstrate your understanding of navigating those processes
  • Understand the three-step transition plan for new students
  • Develop connections with peers, student leaders, faculty and staff
  • Recognize the procedure for academic advising.