First Year Experience (FYE)
Tiger Impact

What is Tiger Impact?
Tiger Impact is the five-day fall orientation program designed just for incoming students. Tiger Impact includes a variety of events to help you become acquainted to campus, succeed at FHSU and create lifelong friendships. Incoming Tigers will have the opportunity to enjoy a kick-off session, keynote speakers, a mentalist, Tiger Impact traditions and give back to the Hays and Ellis County communities through a service project.

Why Are New Students Required to Participate in Tiger Impact?
We want YOU to succeed at FHSU! As part of FHSU's First Year Experience initiative, the goals of Tiger Impact are to:

  • Create opportunities to make new friends.
    At Tiger Impact events, you will meet new people & learn about all the ways to get involved in student organizations at FHSU. 
  • Present information and education regarding social issues.
    There are a lot of new freedoms when you move away from home. Temptations like alcohol, drugs, and sex may not have been an issue when you lived at home. How do you respond to these issues now? What about your physical health—and mental health? Do you know where to go at FHSU to stay healthy? During Tiger Impact, we hope to present you with information, resources, and options to make the best decisions for YOU.
  • Provide information regarding academic expectations for college success.
    Is college really different from high school? What will my professors expect of me? You will learn about adjustment to FHSU, time management, work and class balance recommendations, academic policies and academic honesty.
  • Offer information regarding campus resources.
    Coming to college is a transition, and you will need some time to learn the lay of the land. During Tiger Impact, we will introduce you to campus policies & procedures; inform you of office locations; and fill you in on the many services available on campus that can help you to succeed.

The following is a brief out of the dates and times to look forward to and add to your calendar:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
8 AM - Noon                Living Learning Communities (LLC) & Transfer Network Move-In
2:30 - 3:30 PM             LLC Student & Family Welcome Ceremony

Thursday, August 17, 2017
8 AM - Noon               New Student Move-in Day for all other first-year students
9 AM - 1 PM                LLC Student Orientation Sessions
10 AM - Noon             TRANSFERmation Transfer Student Kick-off
12:45 - 2:15 PM          Check-in for Tiger Impact Fall Orientation Weekend**
2:20 - 3:30 PM             New Student & Family Induction Ceremony**
3:30 - 4 PM                  Family Farewell
4:15 - 5:15 PM             New Resident Meeting**
5:15 - 6:15 PM             New Student Dinner
6:30 - 7:15 PM             Small Group Meetings**
7:30 - 8:15 PM             New Student Pep Rally & Traditions Night
8:15 - 9:15 PM             Playfair sponsored by the University Activities Board
9:15 - 10:15 PM           Playfair After Party sponsored by the Residence Hall Association 

Friday, August 18, 2017
9:15 - 9:45 AM             TGOF March**
10 - 10:45 AM              Academic Departmental Orientation & Open Houses**
 11 - 11:30 AM             College Cup Rally**
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM    Class of 2021 Lunch**
1:45 - 2:45 PM             College Cup**
2:45 - 3:15 PM             Recharge with Orientation & Welcome Leaders
3:15 - 4:15 PM             Part-Time Job Fair
5 - 7 PM                        BBQ sponsored by Encounter

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Events being added

Sunday, August 20, 2017
6 - 7 PM                     Keynote Speaker:  Zach Mercurio**
7:30 - 8 PM                Small Group Meetings**
8 PM                          Closing Candle Lighting Ceremony

**denotes REQUIRED events

ENTIRE 2017 Tiger Impact Schedule - Coming Soon

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