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Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s freshman orientation experience is designed to provide a foundation for student success and is designed to help you gain an understanding of life as an Eagle.

While completing orientation, you will:

  • Meet your future classmates, staff, and faculty members
  • Learn about TAMUT's young, but rich history and traditions
  • Become familiar with the campus and its resources making you feel at home
  • Gain insightful tips and information that will prepare you for success
  • Receive professional academic advising
  • Register for your first classes as a TAMUT Eagle!

You will find the steps to complete orientation below:


Fall 2021 web banner

Freshmen are required to attend a SOAR-New Student Orientation session during the summer months followed by Hatch Camp, the weekend before the first day of classes. At this time, all the in-person orientation sessions passed. You will complete an online orientation. Follow the directions below to fulfill your orientation requirement.

  1. Complete the SOAR registration form
  2. Complete Online Orientation
  3. Email advising@tamut.edu to schedule your advising appointment.
    Please include your full name and CWID (campus-wide ID number) in your subject line.

Spring 2022

Orientation for students beginning in the Spring of 2022 will open around November 1st. Please check back for a link to complete orientation. Your process will be as follows:

  1. Complete the SOAR registration form
  2. Complete Online Orientation
  3. Schedule advising and registration appointment
  4. Attend New Student Conference on 1/11 (optional, but encouraged)


fall 2022

Orientation for students beginning in the Fall of 2022 will open around April 1st. In the meantime, you can mark your calendar. Fall orientation for freshmen students is 2 days with an overnight experience. The available SOAR dates are listed below. You will choose one of the following when registration opens:

  • June 16-17
  • July 14-15
  • July 28-29


Have questions or need help?
☎ 903-223-1362 | ✉ soar@tamut.edu


  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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