Finding a balance in your home away from home
By Gwendalynne Kay Steinecke—
With fall semester approaching, Tarleton State University and the city of Stephenville can look forward of upward to 13,000 academically enrolled. With such a large influx, many students can feel lost, secluded and/or alone. But don’t worry, there are a lot of people there to help.
When you first start college, many students tend to feel isolated. In the first few weeks, Tarleton has several events geared toward inclusion and student bonding — things like orientations, duck camps, and transition week. But as the semester progresses, these events start to become less and less, or so it seems. So where can students go? You can find a list of events happening on the Tarleton campus at https://www.tarleton.edu/calendar/.
There is a lot more going on at the college campus then you may realize. With a full calendar of events from sports, to symposiums, webinars, and arts events; to theatre shows, concerts, and art exhibits — there is no end to events happening on campus.
Though Tarleton may not be hosting an event every day of the week, the city of Stephenville is willing to pick up the slack. Many local organizations, like churches, have events geared toward feeding, entertaining and keeping students away from those feelings of loneliness. Most of these events need nothing more from you than to show up and be ready to experience what they have to offer.
Still feeling down? Tarleton’s counseling services are there to help with a trained staff wanting to hear your problems and assist. They can be reached at https://www.tarleton.edu/counseling/contact.html.
No matter where you are from or what you are doing, there are a ton of things to do at Tarleton State University in the city of Stephenville.