Accepted Students Day

Accepted Students Day poster with Oakley

The College of Arts & Sciences Accepted Student Day is for freshmen admitted into a CAS program for the upcoming fall semester, and will take place on April 15, 2023.

Join us as we celebrate your acceptance and connect you with the faculty, staff and students you will meet this fall. Come prepared to learn, network, and have fun.

This event will give you a sneak peek at life as a TWU student before you attend orientation this summer. Get to know your program, experience a mock class and learn about our accelerated programs, studying abroad, academic assistance and more.

Online registration is closed. To inquire about late registration, please email

Tentative schedule

7:30 a.m. Check-in and refreshments at Pioneer Circle

8-8:40 a.m. Welcome to CAS @ TWU!

8:50-9:35 a.m. Mock classes and parent sessions

9:45-10:45 a.m. Academic department sessions

11-11:30a & 11:30-noon Break-out sessions (pick two)

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch with faculty in the TWU Dining Hall

1:45-2:15 p.m. panel discussion with TWU students, faculty and staff, plus award drawings

2:30-3:30 p.m. Accepted Student Resource Fair and optional activities

Other activities:

  • Dorm and individual building tours
  • Resource fair in Pioneer Circle (sign up for orientation!)
  • Photobooth with Oakley
  • Shaved-ice stop

The TWU bookstore will be open until 4 p.m.

Frequently asked questions`

Who is invited to Accepted Student Day?

This event is for incoming first-year students who have been accepted into a TWU College of Arts & Sciences program. Not sure if your program is in CAS? View the list here:

Can I bring guests?

All accepted students are allowed one free guest. You will receive two free meal vouchers when you check in (one for you and one for your guest). If you wish to bring additional guests, lunch is $9 per person at our dining hall. Some rooms have limited seating, so we ask that you bring no more than 2 guests total.

What should I bring with me?

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. There will be walking portions of the event and you may spend some time outdoors in the afternoon.

Where should I park?

Parking is FREE on weekends in any of our lots. Please just be mindful of handicap, reserved, or state vehicle spots. The event will begin and end in Pioneer Circle (#65 on the campus map, southwest corner) so the closest parking lots are:

  • Sawyer Street lot (across from Pioneer Circle)
  • Texas Steeet lot (behind Fine Arts Building, 6 on map)
  • Parking garage (116 on map)
  • Third Street lots (north of parking garage, close to 66 and 67 on map)

I need special accommodations. Whom do I contact?

Please contact Veronica Durham at

Can I buy Pioneer swag while I’m there?

Yes. In addition to the fun, free goodies will be handed out and our campus bookstore will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What kind of food does the dining hall serve?

Our dining hall caters to a variety of diets including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. It has several different stations to choose from, including home cooking, build-your-own stir-fry, pizza, soups and more. They will be serving a brunch menu the day of the event. You can view a sample of the menu here:

Do you have any special hotel rates for this event?

We don’t, but there are many affordable hotels nearby.

I have a question that’s not on here. Who can I ask?

Please contact Veronica Durham at

Page last updated 1:02 PM, April 13, 2023