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Once you have completed the first component of new student orientation, you are ready for the next step - Bobcat Preview! This kick-off program will introduce you to the programs, services, activities, people and traditions at Texas State. It's your chance to preview campus life and experience the excitement, Texas State-style!

What is Bobcat Preview?

Bobcat Preview is a transition program designed to give new students at Texas State "just in time" information that will help you be successful college students. After the completion of New Student Orientation, students will receive notification of the session they are assigned to attend. This is a required program for all entering freshmen who are part of the PACE Program or students with 0-29 credit hours post high school graduation. Your first year at a new university can set the tone for your entire college experience; it's important to get off to the right start. At Bobcat Preview, we'll provide you the tips and resources you'll need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

What are the benefits?

Too many to list! To name just a few benefits of Bobcat Preview, you'll find out what you'll need to succeed at Texas State; learn where to turn for help and answers; connect with a wide array of campus services; meet faculty, staff and your fellow students; get connected to campus technology resources; and share in 100 years of Texas State traditions.

What about meals?

Students on a meal plan may use their plan or Bobcat Buck$ to purchase meals during Bobcat Preview. Students without a meal plan must pay cash or use Bobcat Buck$ for any of the meals.

Bobcat Preview & New Student Orientation

Bobcat Preview and New Student Orientation are both mandatory programs for new students here at Texas State University.  Bobcat Preview and NSO are two of the three New Student Experience programs here at Texas State University.  The third program, Cat Camp, is an optional pride and traditions camp that occurs prior to the beginning of class in the Fall.  Students must attend NSO and Bobcat Preview, but you have the option to participate in Cat Camp.