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New Student Orientation - Spring 2017

Starting classes in Summer or Fall 2017? Click here for more information! 

ABOUT ORIENTATION: Orientation is required of all beginning freshmen and transfer students (not previously enrolled at MSU). 

What is Orientation, and why do I have to attend?

Are you ready to RSVP for Orientation?

If you answered yes to all these questions, then you're ready to attend Orientation!

DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS: For our students who will be taking distance education courses only, we have provided the following online orientation program at Distance Learning Orientation. (If you will be taking any courses on campus, you must attend a face-to-face orientation session.) 

Spring 2017 Orientation Sessions

Click here to RSVP for January 12, 2017 Orientation

Students entering Midwestern State University are required to attend the orientation session prior to the semester, in accordance with the schedule of classes. In order to register for classes, students must attend on their assigned day.

Students should make arrangements to attend the entire day of orientation in order to complete the advising and registration process. Note: A small number of MSU departments and organizations mandate attendance at their own, specific “orientation” programs in addition to New Student Orientation. These isolated “orientation” programs do not substitute for New Student Orientation.

REGULAR ORIENTATION: Thursday, January 12, 2017

RSVP Here for Regular Orientation

All undergraduate students. 

Clark Student Center
(Check-in at the tables located in the main Atrium of the Clark Student Center)

Orientation: 9 a.m. ‑ 12:00 p.m.  (check-in at 8:30 a.m.)

Advisement/Registration: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Transfer student? Bring your transfer credit details with you! Click here for more information.

NIGHT ORIENTATION: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Clark Student Center
(Check-in at the tables located in the main Atrium of the Clark Student Center)

Orientation: 5:30 p.m. ‑ 6:30 p.m.  (check-in at 5:00 p.m.)

Advisement/Registration: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Transfer student? Bring your transfer credit details with you! Click here for more information.

Haven't RSVP'd, yet? Walk-ins are welcome; please arrive during the check-in time of the session you plan to attend. You will see an advisor and register during your orientation day! Thank you.

NOTE: If you have questions regarding your orientation day, contact the Office of Student Development and Orientation at (940) 397-4500.

Need help finding your way on campus? Check out the campus maps link!! CLICK HERE.

What is Orientation and why do I have to attend? Orientation is the time when entering undergraduates visit Midwestern State University and learn all about programs, services and opportunities available. Students meet with their faculty advisor to register for their upcoming classes and enjoy interacting with fellow peers and student leaders. After attending orientation, students are well-prepared to enter college life and coursework at Midwestern State University. Parents and family are welcome to attend orientation events.

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IMPORTANT: If you have a TSI status of "not taken" or "partially exempt" you will not be allowed to register for classes until we have TSI test scores or proof of a full TSI exemption. Therefore, students who are not exempt and have not attended another Texas public college, must schedule to take the TSI Assessment in the required subject areas prior to registration.  Additional information can be found at  TSI questions? Call the TSI Coordinator in the MSU Registrar's Office at 940-397-4320. 

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Important Dates 

If you have applied to Midwestern State University during the following terms and have not formally been accepted for admission by the following dates, please contact MSU Admissions at (940) 397-4334 or toll free at 1-800-842-1922.


   Priority Date



   March 1

   August 7


   November 1

   December 15

Summer I

   May 1

   May 15

Summer II

   June 1

   June 15

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Verification of Meningitis Imunization

Students will not be allowed to register if they have not met the meningitis immunization record requirements.

The Texas legislature requires all students under the age of 22 who are entering an institution of higher education in Texas to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination prior the first day of classes.

New students  must be immunized within the past five years and at least 10 days before the first day of classes.

Midwestern State University has contracted with Magnus Health to collect, review and securely store all student records pertaining to the meningitis vaccine.Do not send your shot records to the University.

Please follow this weblink for more information, including verification instructions:

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Transfer Students

You may print out a copy of your Transfer Equivalency to bring with you to orientation by accessing the WebWorld information system through the portal.This will greatly help your new academic advisor with respect to course scheduling and transfer credit received and will help expedite the orientation and registration process. If you cannot access WebWorld prior to attending your orientation session, please bring a copy of your college transcript(s). Thank you.

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