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

I am a Summer I Admit

COMPLETE ONLINE

  • Complete your orientation requirement at your own pace between now and May 6, 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 Summer II - Transfer Student

OPTION 1: COMPLETE IN-PERSON
  • RSVP for one of our 9 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)

 

 

 

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 between now and June 3, 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 Beginning Freshman starting in Summer II

As a beginning freshman, you are required to complete your New Student Orientation in-person.
  • RSVP for one of our 9 in-person, half-day sessions using the link below.

If you are a first-generation student we encourage you to attend our June 17th session 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)

 

 

 

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 Distance Education Student starting in Summer II

COMPLETE ONLINE

  • Complete your orientation requirement at your own pace between now and June 3, 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 starting in Summer II

OPTION 1: COMPLETE IN-PERSON

  • RSVP for one of our 9 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)

 

 

 

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 between now and June 3, 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 May 6, 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.

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 April, you may contact your Advisor to schedule an advising appointment. This is required before registering for  classes! 

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.