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 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 2021 is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021. Once registered for this session, you will receive a confirmation email and event reminders. 

Registration will open in Fall 2020. 

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 video content must be watched from start-to-finish. Completion and eligibility is verified by the MSU Orientation Staff within 24 hours Monday-Friday. Once your completion and eligibility 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.  

The Online Orientation link will be available on this page in Fall 2020. 


Completing Orientation Online during the University Holiday Closure 
Please note: Midwestern State University will be closed late December 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.