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Hatch Camp 2K15 is Underway

Published: August 22, 2015

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New students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana were welcomed to campus Friday, Aug. 21, for Hatch Camp 2015, a new first-year experience program for incoming Eagles.

Freshmen are encouraged to use the hashtags #HatchCamp2K15 and #ShakeYourTailfeather to post updates and follow Hatch Camp 2015 on social media.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, there will be a continental breakfast from 9-10 a.m. in the University Center. From 11 a.m. to noon, the John F. Moss Library will sponsor an information session. 

From 12-3 p.m., there will be a freshman meet and greet on the University Center lawn. Lunch will be served, and there will be games, a kickball tournament and other activities. 

There will be a freshman assembly in Eagle Hall from 3-5 p.m. Students will learn about the history of the university and the alma mater, and they will hear from deans and faculty members about classroom expectations, leadership opportunities, services offered and other important information.

From 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, dinner will be served on the first floor of the University Center. From 6-7 p.m., there will be Bringle Lake Village floor meetings.

From 7-9 p.m., there will be a Playfair icebreaker at the Eagle Soccer Field. A street dance is set for 8:30-10 p.m. in front of Bringle Lake Village.

Freshman Convocation is set for 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. While parents are allowed to attend the convocation reception from 3-4 p.m. in the University Center lobby, only incoming freshmen and faculty may attend convocation. From 7-9 p.m., there is an A&M-Texarkana bowling night at College Bowl in Texarkana, Texas.

On Monday, Aug. 24, Hatch Camp will conclude with attendance at “Take Back College” with speaker Ryan Penneau from 7-8:30 p.m. in Eagle Hall. The presentation is mandatory for all new freshmen.


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