by Andrea Almoite

This summer, Tyler will be offering orientation sessions for all new students beginning this fall to introduce them to life at Tyler. Students will hear about how we support our students and facilitate their success, both in and out of the classroom. Topics covered include:

  • Planning to transfer after Tyler
  • Career services
  • Student life
  • Paying for college
  • Resources for student success

Orientation is mandatory for all new students and students have the option of attending an in-person or virtual session, or completing their orientation online.

Virtual Orientation

This 60-minute Welcome Session (hosted in Zoom) is designed to provide new students with all the information they'll need for a successful transition to Tyler. Throughout the week, we’ll also be hosting optional special-topic information sessions. Virtual orientation will be offered:

July 20, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
July 21, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
August 10, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
August 11, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In-Person Orientation

Join us for an on-campus introduction to Tyler. During this session, you’ll learn about the many ways we’ll help facilitate your success as a new Trailblazer. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance with completing your enrollment steps, and tour campus with one of our Student Ambassadors. In-person orientation sessions will be offered:

August 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Chester Campus
August 18, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Chester Campus

August 19, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Midlothian Campus
August 19, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Midlothian Campus

Online Orientation

If you are unable to attend our Virtual New Student Orientation Sessions, we offer an online module that can be completed at a time convenient for you.

Sign Up

To sign up for a virtual or in-person orientation session or to take the online orientation module, visit