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Bulldog Orientation

Transitioning into university life is challenging, and TLU’s orientation is designed to help students meet that challenge.

Welcome To Campus!

Bulldog Fall Orientation: August 18-20, 2023

Fall Orientation is a three-day program that takes place during move-in weekend, designed to give students the best possible start to a successful TLU education. Most of all, it's an opportunity to meet new people, adjust to a new home, develop friendships, and become involved in a new community.

Additional information, including a schedule of events, will be available soon.

Connect With Your Peer Mentor

Peer Mentors assist first-year students during orientation and throughout the year with their personal and academic transition into the TLU community. From facilitating and planning orientation activities to attending all Freshman Experience (FREX 134) classes to organizing social activities outside of class, Peer Mentors not only guide students through their first year, they experience it with them.

Peer Mentors

Each Peer Mentor has an individual page on MyTLU where their FREX students can get to know them better and use as an additional resource about the course. Peer Mentors have good academic and discipline records, have demonstrated their commitment to TLU through leadership and involvement and come highly recommended from TLU faculty and staff.

Click Here To Meet Your Peer Mentor

Don't Forget Your Summer FREX 134 Project

All incoming freshmen are required to read #TLUBulldogs: Voices From Texas Lutheran during summer as part of their Freshmen Experience (FREX 134) course. A few weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, we ask that you think about your life experiences so far and how your own story might appear in #TLUBulldogs. Choose what you would consider a defining moment. Tell this story and then explain what you learned and/or how it made an impact on you. Choose a defining moment you can be truthful about and one that you are willing to share with others.

Look for parallels between your defining moment and the educational stories in #TLUBulldogs. In your essay, explore and explain how at least one or two of the stories in #TLUBulldogs mirror your own experiences. Resist using a typical anecdote you might write for a standardized test or college entrance essay.

Essays should be 500 or more words (12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced) and will be shared early in the semester in your Frex 134 course. This project should take you several hours of active reading, thinking, writing, and revising. Please email FREX 134 Director Mike Ruane with any questions.

Click Here To Read #TLUBulldogs: Voices From Texas Lutheran

Watch the FREX 134 summer project video below to learn more about your summer project.

Contact Us

Ali Bratcher

Questions about Fall 2023 Orientation? Please contact Ali Bratcher, TLU's assistant for Student Activities & First-Year Programs.