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Hatch Camp 2017 to Welcome New Freshmen to Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Published: August 23, 2017

New students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be welcomed to campus this fall at Hatch Camp 2017, which promises to be an “egg-citing” first-year experience program for incoming Eagles.

At Hatch Camp, a four-day orientation program, first-year students are given opportunities to learn Eagle traditions, make friends and find out more about life at A&M-Texarkana and in Texarkana USA. The camp is led by A&M-Texarkana students and the staff of the Office of Student Life.

In addition to meeting friends and making valuable connections, Hatch Camp provides first-year students with opportunities to ask any questions they may have about life at A&M-Texarkana.

“Hatch Camp is the perfect opportunity to introduce our new students to life as A&M-Texarkana Eagles,” said Celeste McNiel, director of Student Life. “Our goals are to acquaint them with campus expectations and traditions, identify key student resources and how to access them, and create space for healthy social connections.  Having the chance to get to know new classmates before classes even begin really makes the first day of classes less daunting for a first-year student.”

Following is the schedule of Hatch Camp events:

Thursday, Aug. 24

  • 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. – Freshman Move-in – Bringle Lake Village

  • 6 p.m.-7 p.m. – Bringle Lake Village Freshman Resident Meeting – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 8-10:30 p.m. – Bringle Lake Village Freshman Mixer – Bringle Lake Village Courtyard

Friday, Aug. 25

  • 10-10:30 a.m. – Hatch Camp Check-in – University Center

  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.  – Hatch Camp Kickoff and Welcome – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 10:45-11:30 a.m. – Student Government Association/Honor Code/Connect360/Program for Learning and Community Engagement/Common Reader Information Session – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch – University Center

  • 1-2 p.m. – First Year Experience Mixer – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 2-3 p.m. –  Academic Advising: Start with Success —Various Locations

  • 3-4 p.m. – Career Development: What’s In It For Me? – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 4:30-6 p.m. – “Take Back College” featuring Ryan Penneau – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 6:30-8 p.m. – Sand Volleyball and Grill-n-Chill – Bringle Lake Park West

Saturday, Aug. 26

  • 9:30-11 a.m. –Continental Breakfast – University Center

  • 10:30-11 a.m.-Morning Energizer—University Center

  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Library Information Session – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 12-3 p.m. – Field Day and Freshman Lunch – University Center Lawn

  • 3-5 p.m. – Freshman Assembly – Eagle Hall, University Center

  • 5-6 p.m. – Dinner – University Center   

  • 6-7:30 p.m. – Playfair – University Center Lawn

  • 7:30-10 p.m. – Humans vs. Zombies – University Center

Sunday, Aug. 27

  • 2-3 p.m. – Freshman Convocation – Eagle Hall

  • 3-4 p.m. – Convocation Reception- University Center Lobby

  • 7-9 p.m. – A&M-Texarkana Bowling Night – College Bowl, 2424 College Dr., Texarkana, Texas

For more information about Hatch Camp, contact Celeste McNiel, director of Student Life, at Celeste.McNiel@tamut.edu.

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