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Schedule of Events: August 15-23, 2015

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


August 14


August 15

Saturday's events are reserved for students who are participating in Tarleton's Honor & Living-Learning Communities. These students will be contacted by Residential Living & Learning concerning the following events:

  • Honors & Learning Community Move-In
  • Honors & Learning Community Pinning Ceremony/Passing of the Pen
  • Honors & Learning Community Rotation Sessions & Dinner


August 16

On Sunday you will settle into your new residence hall and participate in several events with your family before getting to know your fellow group members.

  • New Student Move-In
  • Passing of the Pen
    (Families Welcome!)
  • Group Time


August 17

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

  • Tarleton Talk
  • All-Class Rally
  • Meet Your College
  • Rec Fest
  • Class of 2019 Formation


August 18

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

  • First Year Seminar (FYS) course
  • Academic Success Lab
  • Conference Rotations


August 19

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

  • First Year Seminar course
  • Academic Success Lab
  • Conference Rotations


August 20

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

  • Core Values Speaker
  • Student Life Labs
  • Group Time
  • Recreation Time (Movie on the Lawn, Dueling Pianos concert, Texan BINGO, etc.)


August 21

As the week begins to wind down, explore how you can serve the community by attending the Volunteer Fair and Service Projects. Then continue your day with mixing and mingling with classmates while enjoying some free live music and dancing!

  • Service Project
  • Volunteer Fair
  • All Class Rally
  • TexAnn Volleyball Scrimmage
  • Concert/Street Dance


August 22

Saturday is your chance to connect with current students and organizations at Tarleton. You'll also be introduced to TSU's great traditions and spirit.

  • Returning Students Move-In
    • All incoming new student Community Service Project
  • Community Expo & Organizational Fair
  • Purple & White Football Scrimmage including chant lessons, pep rally and Texan Fest


August 23

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

  • Rotation Sessions: Convocation/Candle Lighting info session
  • Convocation
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony

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