Tyler Junior College

New Student Orientation

Check out the details below to prepare for NSO 2015! 

Set Sail With Us

for two days this summer, when the sun is shining and the campus is warm a beautiful. New Student Orientation's personal approach to academic life at Tyler Junior College eases the new student's transition from high school to college. Take a placement test, bond with potential classmates, learn more about different resources and services we have to offer, select classes for the fall semester and so much more. 

Families are also encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Their sessions focus on payment plans, housing contracts, meal plans and tips for parents to help encourage their students to become even more successful!

Each summer session has a limited enrollment, and is filled on a first-come first-served basis. Be sure to register early to ensure your top choice.

2015 New Student Orientation Dates 

New Student Orientation Downloads

Orientation Contact

Phone: 903-510-3151
Email: orientation@tjc.edu

Cruise to Success


Thank you to our Sponsors: Prosperity Bank, SFA, College Books

Do I stay overnight on campus?

On-campus housing is provided for the evening. All students are encouraged to stay overnight in a residence hall, but not required. You will need to bring your own linens, towels, toiletries, shower curtain, toilet tissue, alarm clock, etc., for the overnight stay. There is not a price difference in the registration fee if a student prefers to stay off campus. Parents are not allowed to stay on campus during orientation.

Note: Your overnight stay for summer orientation is not related to any application for residence hall living for the coming year. If you’re interested in living on campus, contact the Residential Life & Housing office for application information at 903-510-2345.


The following hotels are close to campus. When making your reservation, let them know you are visiting Tyler Junior College for a special discount.

Courtyard by Marriot
7424 South Broadway Ave, Tyler, Texas 75703
(903) 509-4411

Hampton Inn & Suites Tyler/South   
Executive King - $119.00
Two Queens - $129.00

(903) 630-7272   
Distance to TJC: app 7 mi (see map) Please ask for the “TJC Rate”   

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
3303 Troup Highway, Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 595-5188

Holiday Inn
5701 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75703
(903) 561-5800

Holiday Inn Express South
2421 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 566-0600

Staybridge Suites
2759 McDonald Rd., Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 566-1100

Residence Inn Tyler
350 West Heritage Drive, Tyler, Texas 75703
(903) 787-5899 

anchorOrientation Leaders

Apache Chiefs serve as ambassadors of Tyler Junior College year-round. Their main commitment takes place during the summer where they serve as Orientation Leaders for freshman orientation. Scholarships are available.

Applications for the summer of 2015 can be picked up at the Student Life table during the Passport to Tyler, on the evening of Day 1. Applications are also available HERE.

Applications must be turned in by November 5, 2014 to the Student Life office in order for you to be considered for a position as an Apache Chief. There will then be an interview process to further narrow the selection. Ask a current Apache Chief for more information!! We look forward to meeting each of you and to have you as an Apache Chief for 2015.



This fee is non-refundable. However, you may switch to an alternate session up to 10 days prior to your orientation session.


Special Needs

If you have a disability for which you require accommodations during orientation please contact Tina Dillman, in advance, to arrange interpreting services at 903-510-2841 or Margaret Rapp for all other disability accommodation needs at 903-510-2878.

If you have special needs for lodging (i.e., accessibility), please call TJC’s Residential Life & Housing at 903-510-2345 so we can make prior accommodations for you. If you have special needs for placement testing, call TJC’s Student Support Services at 903-510-2878 or the Testing Center at 903-510-2617 to arrange accommodations.


You may download a sample orientation schedule here.

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/Orientation

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