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What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is an introduction to TSTC's campus and student life.

At orientation you will:

  • Learn about TSTC history and traditions
  • Learn how to use the TSTC Portal, and student e-mail
  • Explore student life and find out ways to get involved
  • Have the opportunity to purchase textbooks and TSTC gear
  • Discover all that the student services have to offer

Why attend New Student Orientation?

Orientation is a required program for all incoming students that will help you prepare for your transition into college life, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Also, students who attend orientation are more likely to stay in college and be satisfied with their college experiences, more likely to get better grades and more likely to graduate.

Every new student will need to attend a session.

New Student Orientation:


Regular orientation sessions will be held at 8 a.m. at the John B. Connally Technical Center, located at the corner of Crest Drive and Campus Drive.

Make-up Sessions


The make-up orientation sessions will be held at the Student Recreation Center Multipurpose room.


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* To register for class on the day of orientation, students must complete all testing, take the CSI assessment and meet with a TSTC Success Coach.


Loan Information Sessions (LIS) will be offered following each regular orientation session. For more on loan sessions, contact Rhonda Beauchamp at

For more information on orientation sessions contact Michelle Rachels at or 254-867-3441254-867-3441 .

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