Tartan Experience

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Supporting new students’ transition and integration to campus and academic life

What is Tartan at Campbell University?

Multi-day Support

The Tartan is a multi-day event designed to support incoming first-year students in their transition to Campbell University. During the Tartan, students will have the opportunity to learn about campus history, traditions, and resources and to make connections in our Campbell community that will contribute to their success.


Each student represents an important thread woven into the fabric of our camel history and identity. During this time of self-discovery, the Tartan provides a foundation for growth and signals our commitment to support each student through his or her collegiate journey and welcomes students to participate in the creation of new Campbell traditions.


A Tartan is a woolen cloth woven in one of several patterns of plaid historically associated with particular Scottish families like Campbell. We have chosen the name as a symbol of our “kinship” or deep connection to one another and our surroundings.

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