New Student Orientation is required for all new entering undergraduates at MSU Texas.

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and in consideration of the safety of our students, guests, faculty and staff, Midwestern State University has made the decision to cancel our on-campus New Student Orientation Sessions for June and July 2020. All incoming undergraduate students will complete our Online Orientation to satisfy the New Student Orientation requirement. We will also host expanded programming during our Mustangs Roundup week prior to classes beginning in August to help you prepare for a successful first year at MSU. Please save-the-dates of August 15 for Move-In Day and August 16-21 for Mustangs Roundup!  

Completing New Student Orientation Online

The presentation in the "MSU Texas Online Orientation 2020" link below must be watched from start-to-finish. Please allow 30 minutes to fully watch the content. Eligibility and completion is verified by the MSU New Student Orientation Staff within 24 hours Monday-Friday. Once your eligibility and completion is verified, your Orientation Hold will be updated to reflect completion of the New Student Orientation requirement. You will also be sent an email to confirm that your New Student Orientation requirement is complete. Please be sure to list your full legal name and your current email address on the form within the Online Orientation. 

*REQUIRED: MSU Texas Online Orientation 2020

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Academic Counselor/Advisor Contact Information is listed here. Contact your Advisor now to schedule an advising appointment. This is required before registering for classes!

Please note that if you have a TSI status of "not taken" or "partially exempt" you will not be able to register for classes until we have TSI scores or proof of a full TSI exemption. Therefore, students who are not exempt and have not attended another public Texas college, must schedule to take the TSI assessment in the required subject areas prior to registration. Additional information can be found at

Orientation Fee

Effective Fall 2015, the MSU Board of Regents authorized a mandatory, one-time $75.00 Student Orientation Fee for all new freshmen and transfer undergraduate students. This fee is added to the student's MSU account and is not a fee that must be paid in advance or before completing the orientation. The fee covers the orientation programming, staffing, technology and materials provided to the incoming student at either an on campus or online orientation.