Spring Orientation 2020

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. The Admissions Staff is here to help you along the way!

The New Student Orientation requirement can be met by either of the following options:

1. Attending a New Student Orientation Session at MSU

This is the option required for new incoming freshmen. The date of the session for Spring 2020 students is Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Check-in will begin at 8:45am in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Once registered for this session, you will receive a confirmation email and event reminders. 

Event Agenda

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2. Completing New Student Orientation Online

This option is available to distance education students as well as new transfer students (a transfer student is defined at MSU as a student with 18 transferable college credit hours completed AFTER high school graduation). All 4 modules must be watched from start-to-finish. Completion is verified by the MSU Orientation Staff within 24 hours Monday-Friday. Once your 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.  

Module 1: Technology Tips and Library Resources

Module 2: Student Services and Involvement   

Module 3: Registration to Graduation  

Module 4: Financial Aid and Business Office 


Completing Orientation Online during the University Holiday Closure 
Please note: Midwestern State University will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Online module completion will be verified and Orientation Holds will be updated on the following days during the university closure:
Monday, December 23, 2019 
Friday, December 27, 2019
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 

You are strongly encouraged to complete your New Student Orientation requirement prior to the university closure to avoid any delay in the course registration process.