Students Become Part of the HSU Family at Stampede

Students undergo a week long orientation at Stampede.

August 18, 2017 Krista Wester, Staff Writer

(Abilene, Texas) Hardin-Simmons University will provide new students with a fun and easy transition into college through Stampede on August 22-27. The orientation program is designed to give students a glimpse into the college life and help them become part of the HSU family.

New students attending the event will be placed into teams and led by upper-class students, known as Wranglers. The Wranglers spend every moment connecting with the new students and teaching them about the policies, expectations, and opportunities at Hardin-Simmons.

All students will get the opportunity to participate in fun, interactive activities around campus, such as campus tag and paint wars.

They also engage in community service projects to help strengthen their bonds with other students and get to know the people of Abilene. HSU sophomore and volunteer at Stampede, Kyndall Blagrave, looks forward to the community service every year and believes that it reflects the giving spirit of HSU.

“We are all called to serve, and it’s a humbling experience to be able to give your time and efforts to people, as well as show the love of Christ to them,” Blagrave said.

Students will also learn the history of Hardin- Simmons and take part in long standing traditions, such as the Beanie Capping Ceremony at the end of the week.

With its engaging, thoughtful opportunities and activities, Stampede has given students a fun and memorable experience at HSU.

“Stampede helped me transition into college easier, meet new friends, and get involved on campus. I can’t wait to meet new students this year and show them how awesome HSU is,” said GeJay Pableo, a Wrangler at Stampede and sophomore at HSU.

About Hardin-Simmons University

Hardin-Simmons University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in Abilene, Texas. Founded in 1891, HSU offers more than 85 versatile undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As a fully accredited university, HSU is dedicated to academic excellence shaped by a distinctive Christian perspective. The University offers distinguished schools of Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing, Human Sciences and Educational Studies, Theology, and Business as well as being home to the Logsdon Seminary. HSU was voted as one of the “Best Western” universities by Princeton Review (2017) and ranked as one of the best “Regional Universities West” by US News & World Report (2017).