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Swoop Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Swoop Camp?

Swoop Camp is an extended orientation program for incoming freshmen that will serve as a community builder that strengthens the student’s connection to the university, introduces them to the university’s history and traditions, and fosters relationships with fellow students, faculty and staff. Students will learn about resources that will help them be successful, they will spend time taking a deep dive into their majors, and create a success plan that will lead them to successful careers at the end of their tenure at UT Tyler. The five-day schedule will also assist students with their transition to UT Tyler by helping them connect with their peers and create lifelong relationships which will bond them as alumni to the University. 

Swoop Camp does not take the place of New Patriot Orientation.

Dates of Swoop Camp?

Dates for Swoop Camp are Monday, Aug. 21 - Friday, Aug. 25.

How do I register for Swoop Camp?

Students may register online by clicking here. Once the registration form has been submitted all confirmation emails will be sent to the student's Patriots email account.

Where will I stay during Swoop Camp?

As one of the perks for attending Swoop Camp, students will be able to move into their fall housing assignment. Students not residing in university housing may still participate in the program.

How much does Swoop Camp cost?

The cost of Swoop Camp is $150. This fee covers the student’s early move-in, meals, materials, Swoop gear and programming that will take place all week. 

Students who are unable to pay for the fee may apply for the Swoop Camp scholarship. The scholarship is limited and is intended to only waive the Swoop Camp charge. May not be used for tuition and other fees.

The non-refundable fee for Swoop Camp will be added to fall 2017 bill upon registration.  



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