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Founder’s Week Updates and Spring 2022 Semester News

Tarleton State University has announced a revamped version of Founder’s Week as well as new buildings, renovations of old buildings and exciting news about a new title Tarleton will receive. 

While Tarleton will be hosting the annual May Fête, crowning of Lord and Lady Tarleton, Grassburr Fest and Silver Taps, there will also be extra events to raise the spirit of John Tarleton and Oscar P. 

This Founder’s Week is what the Office of the President has called “Homecoming 2.0” in the official memo sent out on Jan. 13. 

The festivities start April 18 with May Fête and followed by Silver Taps on April 19. Following these events is Grassburr Fest.

Grassburr  Fest  is the announcement of next year’s Grassburr cover and passing out of the 105th edition of the Grassburr.

 Added to this eventful week is Oscar P’s birthday bash, a concert, tailgating and a special Purple and White spring football game. 

The Office of the President also released exciting news for the Spring 2022 semester.

The all-new NCAA Division I Aquatics Center will be unveiled this spring. 

The parking garage, which will be located at the corner of West Washington and North Saint Felix street, has started to be designed. It will be open and operational in 2024.

As many students have noticed, there are multiple buildings that are undergoing renovations and remodeling.

The Joe W. Autry Agricultural Building, the Tarleton Center and Moody Hall are all under construction and will be getting new looks soon. The dates on when these renovations will be completed  has not been released.

One renovation that is being discussed right now is converting the old Hydrology Building into the center for athletic administration and student athlete tutoring.

Additionally, there is construction taking place on Tarleton State University Fort Worth campus.

This spring, the ground will be broken for an Interprofessional Education Building. This will be the second building for the Fort Worth campus. It will be 100,000 square feet, and  home for the kinesiology program and health sciences program. 

In February, Tarleton will receive the official title of Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity, or Carnegie R2 Institution, by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Only 132 educational institutions in the United States have been recognized by this title. 

For more information about the Spring 2022 semester, visit www.tarleton.edu/welcomehome/.