New Student Orientation is a program that is  required for all new, entering undergraduates at MSU Texas. Whether you are a first year student or transferring, getting started at MSU Texas is a big step. 

New Student Orientation


Please select your classification below to learn how to complete your university orientation requirement.

I am a Beginning Freshman

  • RSVP for one of our 16 in-person, half-day sessions using the link below.

If you are a first-generation student we encourage you to attend one of our Friday sessions which will offer resources aimed at students who will be the first in their families to graduate college with a 4-year degree.

Orientation Session Dates

JUNE SESSION OPTIONS
Friday, June 17 (First Gen AM session)
Tuesday, June 21 (AM or PM session)
Thursday, June 23 (AM or PM session)
Tuesday, June 28 (AM or PM session)
Thursday, June 30 (AM or PM session)


JULY SESSION OPTIONS
Friday, July 8 (First Gen AM session) 
Tuesday, July 12 (PM session)
Wednesday, July 13 (PM session)
Thursday, July 14 (PM session)
Tuesday, July 26 (PM session)
Wednesday, July 27 (PM session)
Thursday, July 28 (PM session)

 

 

SESSION TIMES
AM: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
PM: 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

If you're having problem registering please contact orientation@msutexas.edu.

I am a Transfer Student

You have two options to choose from to complete your university orientation requirement before August 5, 2022.

OPTION 1: COMPLETE IN-PERSON

  • RSVP for one of our 16 in-person, half-day sessions using the link below. 

    If you are a first-generation student we encourage you to attend one of our Friday sessions which will offer resources aimed at students who will be the first in their families to attend college.
Orientation Session Dates

JUNE SESSION OPTIONS
Friday, June 17 (First Gen AM session)
Tuesday, June 21 (AM or PM session)
Thursday, June 23 (AM or PM session)
Tuesday, June 28 (AM or PM session)
Thursday, June 30 (AM or PM session)


JULY SESSION OPTIONS
Friday, July 8 (First Gen AM session)
Tuesday, July 12 (PM session)
Wednesday, July 13 (PM session)
Thursday, July 14 (PM session)
Tuesday, July 26 (PM session)
Wednesday, July 27 (PM session)
Thursday, July 28 (PM session)

  

SESSION TIMES
AM: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
PM: 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

OR

OPTION 2: COMPLETE ONLINE

  • Complete your orientation requirement at your own pace before August 5, 2022.
  • Once you have successfully completed all required modules, our New Student Orientation staff will lift your Orientation Hold on your MSU student account and send you a confirmation email of the requirement being satisfied.
  • Processing and confirmation usually takes around 1-2 business days following completion of the required Online Orientation modules.

Student Access: MSU Texas Online Orientation


If you're having problem registering please contact orientation@msutexas.edu.

I am a Distance Education Student

If you are in a completely online program and will not take in-person classes at MSU Texas.

COMPLETE ONLINE

  • Complete your orientation requirement at your own pace before August 5, 2022.
  • Once you have successfully completed all required modules, our New Student Orientation staff will lift your Orientation Hold on your MSU student account and send you a confirmation email of the requirement being satisfied.
  • Processing and confirmation usually takes around 1-2 business days following completion of the required Online Orientation modules.

Student Access: MSU Texas Online Orientation

If you're having problem registering please contact orientation@msutexas.edu.

I am an Out-of-State Resident Student

You have two options to choose from to complete your university orientation requirement before August 5, 2022.

OPTION 1: COMPLETE IN-PERSON

  • RSVP for one of our 16 in-person, half-day sessions using the link below. 

    If you are a first-generation student we encourage you to attend one of our Friday sessions which will offer resources aimed at students who will be the first in their families to attend college.
Orientation Session Dates

JUNE SESSION OPTIONS
Friday, June 17 (First Gen AM session)
Tuesday, June 21 (AM or PM session)
Thursday, June 23 (AM or PM session)
Tuesday, June 28 (AM or PM session)
Thursday, June 30 (AM or PM session)


JULY SESSION OPTIONS
Friday, July 8 (First Gen AM session)
Tuesday, July 12 (PM session)
Wednesday, July 13 (PM session)
Thursday, July 14 (PM session)
Tuesday, July 26 (PM session)
Wednesday, July 27 (PM session)
Thursday, July 28 (PM session)
 

  

SESSION TIMES
AM: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
PM: 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

OR

OPTION 2: COMPLETE ONLINE

  • Complete your orientation requirement at your own pace before August 5, 2022.
  • Once you have successfully completed all required modules, our New Student Orientation staff will lift your Orientation Hold on your MSU student account and send you a confirmation email of the requirement being satisfied.
  • Processing and confirmation usually takes around 1-2 business days following completion of the required Online Orientation modules.

Student Access: MSU Texas Online Orientation


 If you're having problem registering please contact orientation@msutexas.edu.

I am an International Student

As an international student, you can complete orientation before you arrive in the U.S. 

COMPLETE ONLINE

  • Complete your orientation requirement at your own pace before August 5, 2022.
  • Once you have successfully completed all required modules, our New Student Orientation staff will lift your Orientation Hold on your MSU student account and send you a confirmation email of the requirement being satisfied.
  • Processing and confirmation usually takes around 1-2 business days following completion of the required Online Orientation modules.

Student Access: MSU Texas Online Orientation

If you're having problem registering please contact orientation@msutexas.edu.

I am a Dual Credit (High School) Student

COMPLETE ONLINE

Visit the Dual Credit Orientation page for more details.
  • Once you have successfully completed all required modules, our New Student Orientation staff will lift your Orientation Hold on your MSU student account and send you a confirmation email of the requirement being satisfied.
  • Processing and confirmation usually takes around 1-2 business days following completion of the required Online Orientation modules.

Student Access: MSU Texas Online Orientation

 

If you're having problem registering please contact orientation@msutexas.edu.

TSI Requirement

 THIS STEP MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ADVISING AND 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 on record. 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   https://msutexas.edu/registrar/success/index.php.

If you need to take the TSI, you can reserve a test date with the MSU Testing Office, at 940-397-4676, or by visiting their website. Some community colleges local to you may also offer TSI test options that can be mailed to MSU.  If you're not sure if you need to take the TSI or if you have other questions, contact your Admissions Counselor.


Academic Advising & Registration

Academic Advisor contact information is listed  here. Beginning in November, you may contact your Advisor to schedule an advising appointment. This is required before registering for classes! 

Registration for new students begins April 14th. 

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.

Guest Fee

  • For parents or guests that choose to attend an in-person session with their student, a $10 per person fee will be assessed at in-person check-in.
  • A maximum of 2 guests may attend per in-person session, with each registered student. 

Questions? 

Please contact the MSU New Student Orientation Staff at  orientation@msutexas.edu or 940-397-6284.