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Tarleton State University set to celebrate 125 years of excellence this fall.

TSU Media Relations

This fall, Tarleton State University will launch its 125 Years of Excellence celebration to honor the esteemed history and cherished traditions of the institution.


Paying homage to the vision of founder John Tarleton, the celebration will commence Sept. 3 with a special ceremony.

 A formal indoor event featuring Texas A&M System, city, state and legislative speakers will initiate the festivities before moving to Alumni Island for a Birthday Bash.


Additional details regarding the launch day happenings will be available at a later date. The celebration will kick off the official 125th anniversary of the university's inaugural week of classes in 1899.


Throughout the year, events and activities will be branded and promoted as part of the celebration. Some highlights include Family Weekend Sept. 27-28 and Homecoming Week Oct. 6-12, with others to be announced in the coming months.


The celebration will align with the first year of NCAA Division I championship eligibility, as well as the 89th Legislative Session.  

“For 125 years, the gates of our university have been open to opportunity for all,” said Tarleton President Dr. James Hurley.

“We will leverage the foundation from our history to propel us forward as our Texans make a transformative impact on the region and state. We’re excited to celebrate with our students, alumni, faculty and staff over the next academic year.”


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