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2017 Orientation Schedule

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Orientation is mandatory in order to enroll in classes and registration is required to attend. To register for Texan Orientation, you will use the link contained in an invitation that we sent to the email address with which you applied to Tarleton State University or click here. Once your Fall 2017 admission process has been cleared for orientation, you will receive an email invitation to register. If you need to search for this email, it was sent from

What happens at Texan Orientation?

You will learn about university resources, experience a day on campus, meet with an academic advisor, and register for fall classes. Tarleton Transition Mentors (TTMs) will guide you and your guests throughout the day during your one-day experience. Please see a brief summary of the day's schedule below.

7:45 a.m. - Check-in (TSI and PSA STUDENTS ONLY)

Orientation begins with check-in inside the Barry B. Thompson Student Center.

8:15 a.m. - PSA Information

Information session for students enrolled in the Program for System Admission (PSA).

8:15 a.m. - College Readiness / Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Required session for students with TSI marked on their name badges.

8:15 a.m. - Academic College/Departmental Showcase

Academic college/ Departmental showcase.

8:30 a.m. - General Check-In for Students

Orientation begins with check-in inside the Barry B. Thompson Student Center.

9:30 a.m. - Opening Session

Get an official welcome to Tarleton and learn more about the day.

10:20 a.m. - Dismiss to Group Time

Dismiss to group time.

10:45 a.m. - Break

You will be transitioned to Rotational Information Sessions.

11:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. - Information Rotation Sessions (includes lunch)
  • Lunch
  • Honors College - Courses and Expectations
  • Class of 2021 Success (Student Affairs /Academic Affairs
1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - Academic Advising Pre-Session

Advising report overview / advising session information.

2:00 p.m. - Family and Guest Panel Session Hosted by Transition and Family Relations

The Panel with include Student Affairs Representatives, Student Financial Assistance Services, Business Services and AA Administrative Representative.

2:00 p.m. - Academic Advising (STUDENT SESSION ONLY)

Meet with your college representatives and begin planning your course schedule for fall semester 2017.

  • College of Education
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
2:00 p.m. - Parent/Family Resource Session

Information and resources will be shared with your parents/family to help you through your transition from home to college, both inside and outside the classroom.

2:30 p.m. - Student Financial Assistance Services

Students must attend advising registration session before meeting with SFAS staff.

2:30 p.m. - Resource Fair

Complete your day by exploring the on-campus and off-campus resources available to you. Learn about on-campus jobs, faith-based programs, the university alert system, parking, postal services, the campus bookstore, ROTC program, receive your Texan Card, and more.

If you need additional information or have any questions, call (254) 968-9490 for assistance.

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