First Year Experience

One thing that Hardin-Simmons prides itself on is the First Year Experience for all of our new students on campus. It is of utmost importance to welcome all of our new Cowgirls and Cowboys to campus and to do our part to make your transition to the 40 acres comfortable and for HSU to feel like home.

We invite all of our First Year students to take part in Stampede Week, which is our New Student Orientation. If you would like to learn more about Stampede Week click this link:


Once Stampede is over, we encourage all new students to attend the various First Month events across campus to find community and find out ways to get involved on campus. There’s a place and space for everyone to fit in at HSU and attending these events will help you find it! For more information about these events please follow @hsulife on Instagram or email Megan McKinney at We’re glad you are here!