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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 www.discoverdenton.com 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 http://m.unt.edu/places, 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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 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