Class of 2019 Summer Orientation


Welcome, Class of 2019 to the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science Summer Orientation! Keep your eye on this site for all the latest information from now until the time you move-in during the month of August.

Summer Orientation Basics
TAMS Summer Orientation is for students and parents. If you have been selected for TAMS, as a student you are required to attend. Summer Orientation takes place on June 9 and 10 on the University of North Texas campus. Make plans to join us at 5:30 p.m. on June 9 and we'll keep you busy until about 5:30 p.m. on June 10.

  • Registration – review your Summer Orientation registration here.
  • Changes – If you have paperwork missing or need to alter your registration, please contact us to unlock your account at 940-565-3606. Please keep in mind that NO REFUNDS will be given after 5pm on May 26. A late registration fee of $10 will be applied to each change after this time.
  • Meals – there will be NO evening meals on Friday or Saturday, so please plan accordingly. Visit to find some great local spots.
  • Check-in – Check-in will be at McConnell Hall, 1705 W. Sycamore St., Denton, TX 76201 for both students and parents. After checking in at McConnell, parents that selected Option A and are staying on campus, will go to Traditions Hall, 502 N Texas Blvd., Denton, TX 76201.
  • Directions – follow the below directions to Lot 7 in front of McConnell Hall, 1705 W. Sycamore St., Denton, TX 76201.
  • Parking – Parents will be issued a parking permit when at the McConnell check-in. Please park in Lot 7 during the registration process right across from McConnell Hall. Once you have registered, you will be issued a parking permit which must be displayed on your car dashboard at all times. Parents staying overnight in Traditions hall should proceed to move their car to lot R-19 next to Traditions Hall where they will be staying. A copy of the UNT Campus Map is located here. 
  • Getting around campus – using your smart phone, go to, search for the building you need, and get directions to your location.

Paperwork and Reading Material
Please fill out or read the following before Summer Orientation:

What to Bring to Orientation
Below is a list of items that you should consider bringing to Summer Orientation. 

  • Students - Pillow, bed linens or sleeping bag, towel, and alarm clock (On campus Parents – Traditions Hall will provide basic linens including bed sheets, blanket, pillow/bath mat/towel/hand towel)
  • Casual summer attire (Think outdoor active wear — it will probably be hot outside & possibly cool inside! Flip Flops not recommended.)
  • Sweater or Indoor cover-up (those who tend to chill easily may want to bring extra coverage for indoor sessions)
  • Comfortable walking shoes (Sessions will be in buildings all over campus for students.)
  • Shower shoes (for use in community bath)
  • Umbrella and sunscreen (It’s Texas, you never know!)
  • Pen and notebook
  • Students will need pencils for math and chemistry placement exams.
  • Non-programmable calculators may be used on the CHEMISTRY portion only. No calculators may be used for the math exam.
  • Cash, credit card, and/or Checkbook to pay for various things.
  • If interested in financial aid information – fill out the FAFSA form at as soon as possible. Please contact Rose Preston in the Dean’s office, 940.565.2437, for any related questions.

You will receive a detailed schedule upon arrival, but here are the basics to give you a sense of what you will be doing at Summer Orientation. 



5:30pm - Check-in at McConnell Hall

7:00pm - Welcome to TAMS

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Parent Session

5:30pm - Check-in at McConnell Hall

7:00pm - Welcome to TAMS

7:30pm - Student Life welcome kick off

8:15pm - Small Groups

9:00pm - Roommate Rumble

9:30pm - Rec Center Mixer

10:30pm - Room checks and Wing Meeting

11:00pm - Room Time

*parents staying on campus check out prior to 1st session


8:45am - 10:30am - Parent Sessions

10:30am - Refreshment Break

11:00am – 12:30pm Parent Session

12:30pm - Lunch and Q&A Sessions

1:30pm - 3:00pm - Parent Sessions

3:00pm - Stretch and refreshment break

3:15pm – 5:00pm - Parent Sessions

5:00pm - Collect your student at McConnell Hall

7:00am - Breakfast in Bruce Hall

7:45am - Academic Welcome

8:00am - 10:45am - Exams

10:45am - Student Session

11:45am - Lunch

12:45pm - 4:30pm - Student Sessions

4:30pm - Get Textbooks at McConnell Hall and Check-out