2019 Spring Bobcat Preview Makeup Information
Bobcat Preview Hold Information and Deadlines
The deadline to make-up any sessions of Bobcat Preview or EverFi modules without a hold being placed on your account is March 8th. Holds will then be placed on March 11th for students who have failed to finish their Bobcat Preview make-up requirements. Fall Registration begins on April 1st, having a Bobcat Preview hold placed on your student account and failing to do the make-up assignments to remove the hold will result in not being able to register for classes until that hold is removed.
For information on how to access the online modules:
All on-campus portions of the program can be made up from any computer with internet access at this website: https://sa.txstate.edu/bobcatpreview. Log in with your NetID and password and it will tell you which sessions you need to complete. Each session has a unique link.
All students must complete the Everfi modules online. If you did not complete them, you need to do so. You received an email during the summer to your BobcatMail account with the log in instructions. If you can’t find it, search your BobcatMail for ‘Everfi’ and it should locate the email. If that doesn’t work, call our office.
Colleges across the country are required by the Campus SaVE Act (Sec. 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013) to conduct sexual misconduct prevention and awareness training.
Our University has partnered with EverFi to provide online training related to sexual misconduct/assault for all new incoming students (freshmen, transfers & graduate students). As a new student, you are required to complete the module for sexual assault prevention. This training includes information pertaining to university policies and procedures at Texas State. New freshmen and transfers are also required to complete the AlcoholEdu module.
The hyperlinks listed below will direct you to the online training modules. You will log into the system with your Texas State NetID and Password.
If you have troubles with your NetID login or do not have a NetID, please contact ITAC at 512.245.4822
If you experience a technical issue with the application, please contact EverFi at https://support.everfi.com
It is highly encouraged to complete this course before attending Bobcat Preview!
Spring Bobcat Preview Schedule
Bobcat Preview General Information
Bobcat Preview is a mandatory new student program designed to introduce students to all the university has to offer through 'just-in-time' information. Our goal is to help acclimate students to student life and university culture here at Texas State University. Bobcat Preview is required of all incoming students with less than 30 credit hours on file with Texas State or who are a part of the PACE cohort. Not sure if you are a PACE student? Follow this link for more information: PACE Student information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding credit hours, please contact the Office of the Registrar. The following link will take you to their website: Registrar. Bobcat Preview is the next step in your orientation to Texas State and compliments your New Student Orientation experience. To find out more information about New Student Orientation, please visit this page. January NSO dates are January 15th or January 16th, please refer to to the NSO website for all official information about your January NSO.
Bobcat Preview Check-In & Program Information
The Spring 2019 Bobcat Preview program will take place on Friday, January 18th, 2019.
Check-In will be held in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater at 8:00 AM. The program will immediately follow Check-In and conclude at 4:45 PM.
Lunch: Students will have a 45 minute lunch break during the day. Students are responsible for providing their own lunch.
Parking: Parking is available at the LBJ Student Center Parking Garage adjacent to the Student Center. For information about rates, visit the Parking Services website.
**Bobcat Preview is geared towards incoming students and there will not be any programming for parents or family members. This is a student-only program**
Texas State Events App/Guidebook
The Spring 2019 Bobcat Preview guide is available via the Texas State University Events (TXST Events) app on your smartphone.
You can download the guide by visiting your app store and searching for the Texas State University Events (TXST Events) app. Once downloaded, search for the 'Bobcat Preview 2018-2019' guide. In that guide, you can find detailed information about the Spring 2019 program.
A web version of the app is also available here: Bobcat Preview Guidebook
University Welcome & Namesake Introduction
Hear from our Spring 2019 Namesake, Tony Ghinelli, as he welcomes you to life as a Bobcat. Please note that Check-in will begin at 8:00am.
Stand Up, Speak Up
This presentation will encourage you through videos, interactive polls and discussions how to make safe, informed and responsible decisions about alcohol. You will also learn to go from being a bystander to an upstander while navigating your way through college.
There are many adjustments to be made in the first year of college that can be stressful and interfere with achieving goals. With awareness about mental health and by using prevention skills, college stress can be turned into success!
Protecting & Serving
During this session, the Texas State University Police Department will give you “Just the Facts” on how to stay safe on campus. Topics include using the Bobcat Bobbies service, how you can learn Krav Maga-Self Defense, and how you can get involved with Campus Crime Stoppers. Campus Violence Prevention training will be discussed. You will also learn the who, why, when, where and what to do during an emergency on campus.
Every Texas State Student is protected under Title IX which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education. Students will learn what Title IX means for all students and the responsibility Texas State University has under the law. The presentation will discuss multiple ways a Title IX policy could be violated, who the student could report to if a Title IX violation has occurred, and what to expect from the process. Students will also recognize the role alcohol can have and the importance of understanding enthusiastic consent in every situation.
Hip Hop Congress will take the stage for a performance centered around diversity education and how it relates to your experience as a Bobcat. This group is sure to please, and you won’t help but be moved by their performance.
Lunch is not provided as part of the program so please plan to bring food with you or you may purchase food in the LBJ Student Center. For dining options, please visit the dining website.
Computers...Time to Get Online!
All Texas State students have access to the campus computer resources, including an email account and access to the internet. Much of your communication, research, information, and creativity will be connected to computers on campus. In this presentation, you will learn the basics of TRACS, Bobcatmail, and CatsWeb.
Alkek Library Orientation
Librarians from Texas State's Albert B. Alkek Library will share with you the wealth of resources and support offered at Alkek. From assistance with research, support in your academic courses, the ability to borrow books, DVDs and other equipment- Alkek is full of resources to help you during your time at Texas State!
College Note Taking
Experience a sample lecture from some of Texas State’s most popular faculty as they take you into the world of a student in one of their classes. Presenters from the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) will finish up this presentation with tips, details, and strategies to help you get the most out of your classes.
Discussion Groups allow students to meet in a small group setting with Bobcat Preview staff members. These groups are designed to give incoming students an opportunity to meet their new classmates, gain knowledge and ask questions to the Bobcat Preview staff.