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. 

Completing New Student Orientation Online

All video content must be watched from start-to-finish. Please allow 30-45 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 Registration 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. 

*The link for New Student Orientation Online will be available on this page on November 12, 2020* 


Completing Orientation during the University Holiday Closure 

Please note: Midwestern State University will be closed December 23, 2020 through January 1, 2021. 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.  


Academic Advising & TSI Requirement

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 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.


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.


Questions? 

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