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New Student Orientation*

The Summer Orientation dates for New Students who are accepted for the Fall 2014 term are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
  • Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 8, 2014

Registration for this Orientation program is now open!

We're excited you have chosen Texas Woman's University! To get you off to a good, strong start, we've designed an orientation program specifically for you.

Freshman Orientation is a three part program designed to help new students transition to campus. Freshman Orientation is required for all new students entering TWU with 12 or fewer college credit hours. Parents, family members and guests also strongly encouraged to attend orientation and contribute to your success.

Once you have been admitted to the University, you will receive a TWU orientation brochure. In the brochure you will find a registration form to complete and return. If you prefer, you can also register online for New Student Orientation. You must be accepted to the university before we can reserve your spot at orientation.

If you have any questions or comments about any orientation session, please send comments to or call 940-898-3626.

Part one: Academic Planning and Registration (APR) During this 2-day program, you will meet students, faculty, administrators and staff who will assist you in choosing the field of study best suited to meet your educational, career and personal goals. You will also have the opportunity to take placement tests, tour the campus, meet with an academic adviser, register for classes, and become acquainted with campus life. You and your family will learn about academic programs, advising, financial assistance, housing and meal plans, as well as the many services, facilities, recreational and cultural activities, available to TWU students. And, of course, you will have a great deal of FUN!

Part two: Pioneer Camp, August 21-24, 2014. You will become acquainted with numerous TWU services that enable you to have a successful college experience. Before the first day of class, you’ll have met new classmates, participated in fun activities, and become comfortable with the campus climate.

Part three: UNIV 1231 is a one hour credit bearing course designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you'll need to make a successful transition to college level learning. You will gain an understanding of effective learning strategies, personal abilities, interests and values, and their cumulative impact on educational success.

Please note:  All cancellations must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the date of orientation to the Center for Student Development in order to receive a refund totaling the amount you paid, minus $10 for administrative costs.


"I like TWU because here, I am more than just a number.  This university strives to meet the needs of every student.  TWU wants to see every student succeed and gives personable treatment, which in turn has cultivated my success as a student, leader, and woman". - Morgan Sanderson, Orientation Leader