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3-Step Orientation Process
Get plugged in!
Texan Transition Week is a time for all new students to get acquainted with college life. Learn more about this fantastic week.We can't wait to see you!
View the move-in guide to find out what to bring and where to go.Stay Updated!
Text Tarleton 21 to 24587 to receive text message updates about all your important college transition information.We're here to help!
Texan Orientation is the first step of your academic journey at Tarleton State University. Learn more about Texan Orientation.Calling all freshmen!
Duck Camp is the place to learn all about Tarleton traditions, meet new friends and have a lot of fun. Space is limited so sign up for Duck Camp today!We love families!
Tarleton State understands the importance of family support for our students. Find out how you can get involved.

Get plugged in!

Texan Transition Week is a time for all new students to get acquainted with college life. Learn more about this fantastic week.

Stay Updated!

Text Tarleton 21 to 24587 to receive text message updates about all your important college transition information.

We're here to help!

Texan Orientation is the first step of your academic journey at Tarleton State University. Learn more about Texan Orientation.

Calling all freshmen!

Duck Camp is the place to learn all about Tarleton traditions, meet new friends and have a lot of fun. Space is limited so sign up for Duck Camp today!

We love families!

Tarleton State understands the importance of family support for our students. Find out how you can get involved.

Welcome to Tarleton!

Tarleton State University offers various programs to help ease the transition into college life for its students. We have set up a three-step orientation process to provide you with the tools necessary to succeed academically and socially, and to help you attain your ultimate goal of graduation. As soon as you join the Tarleton family, the Division of Student Affairs hopes to support you and help you be as successful as possible. Welcome home!

What is your most pressing issue with beginning college?

Step 1-New Student Registration Day

New Student Registration provide new students and their families a quick glimpse into the Tarleton experience. During Registration Day, students will be able to meet with academic advisors and register for the fall semester of classes.

Step 2-Duck Camp

This three-day event provide students with the opportunity to meet their new classmates, learn about Tarleton traditions and to have a lot of fun in the process.

Step 3-Texan Transition Week

This week provide students with the tools necessary for a successful transition into college life at Tarleton. Students will begin their requirements of the First Year Seminar course during this week.

Family Weekend

Tarleton prides itself on being a family and this weekend is the perfect opportunity for those closest to our students to share in that bond. Parents and families are encouraged to join us for food, fun and, of course, football!

New Student Connection Day

Hosted each spring by Transition Mentors, this event helps new freshmen and transfers familiarize themselves with campus and the Stephenville community.

  • CANCELED for Spring 2017. For more information, contact Transition & Family Relations at 254-968-9490 or transition@tarleton.edu.

This event is intended for new students entering Tarleton in Spring 2018.

Parents & Family

Tarleton State supports building lasting, quality relationships between students, parents and the university. Parents and families are encouraged to utilize the resources designed to connect them with the university.

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