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Fall Orientation

RSVP today for Fall 2015 Regular New Student Orientation!

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Early Advising & Registration is closed!

Students who participated in early advising & registration, April through July 2015, are required to attend early orientation. Contact Student Development & Orientation for additional information.

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

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.


Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule

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.

Day Orientation
Wednesday, August 19       Last Names A-L
Thursday, August 20          Last Names M - Z
Clark Student Center
(Check-in at the tables located in the main Atrium of the Clark Student Center)
Orientation: 8:30 a.m. ‑ 12:30 p.m.  (check-in at 8:00 a.m.)
Advisement/Registration: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Night Orientation
Thursday, August 20          All Last Names 
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.


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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 and 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.

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.

TermPriority DateDeadline
FallMarch 1August 7
SpringNovember 1December 15
Summer IMay 1May 15
Summer IIJune 1June 15



If you have a TSI status of "not taken" or "partially exempt" you will not be allowed 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.

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

(Please note: Distance learning students who do not live locally and will solely be taking distance education courses only should click here to go to the Distance Learning Orientation website.)

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.

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