Based on data from a larger, longitudinal study on 22 women faculty on the tenure track, this article addresses the socialization experiences of nine White women faculty who earned tenure at two public, doctoral, predominantly White institutions (PWIs) in the U.S. Through the lenses of the newcomer adjustment model and a critical feminist perspective, we explored how faculty socialization as newcomers was mediated by gender. Implications are offered for making the tenure process more equitable for all faculty.