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Schedule of Events: August 18-27, 2017

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.

  • It is MANDATORY for ALL new incoming first-time in college students 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.
  • Transfer students with more than 12 credit hours may attend Transition Week beginning Wednesday, August 23.


August 18
  • We welcome our first wave of Tarleton Texans with New Student Move-in
    • 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.; Hunewell Hall 2nd floor, Hunewell Annex 2nd floor, Hunewell Annex 3rd floor
    • 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.; Hunewell Hall 1st floor, Hunewell Annex 1st floor
    • 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.; Heritage Hall 4th floor, Legacy Hall 3rd floor, Honors Hall 4th floor
    • 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.; Heritage Hall 3rd floor, Legacy Hall 2nd floor, Honors Hall 3rd floor
    • 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.; Heritage Hall 2nd floor, Legacy Hall 1st floor, Honors Hall 2nd and 1st floor


August 19

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, Legends Hall 3rd floor, Centennial Hall 3rd floor
    • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; Legends Hall 2nd floor, Centennial Hall 2nd floor
    • 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.; Legends Hall 1st floor, Centennial Hall 1st floor


August 20
  • First Official Hall Meeting
    • 7:30pm with your Residential Leader
  • Raising of the Class Flag
  • T-Week Kick-Off Rally
  • Covered in Core Values Color Celebration 


August 21

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

  • All commuter students check-in at 10:00am in the Thompson Student Center
  • Duck Camp Crash Course 
  • Meet Your College
  • Rec Fest


August 22

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


August 23

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

  • First Year Seminar (FYS) course
  • Academic Success Lab
  • All transfer students that have opted-in to participate  Check-In at 3:00 PM in the Thompson Student Center
  • Community/Faith Fair
  • Texan Bingo!


August 24

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

  • Student Affairs Rally
  • Get FIRED UP! with Keynote Speaker, Aric Bostick 
  • Texan Talent Show & Duck Camp Yell Contest Championship


August 25

As the week begins to wind down, make sure you understand where to find all of your classes and get linked up with opportunities to get involved at the Leadership Launch. Continue your day with fellow classmates at the always popular Dueling Pianos Event!

  • Class Schedule Tours
  • Financial Literacy Crash Course
  • Leadership Launch 
  • Dueling Pianos 


August 26

Serve your fellow Texans at Sophomore Move-In and enjoy some free live music and dancing!

  • Sophomore Move-In
  • Street Dance 


August 27

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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