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Spring 2018 Orientation

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Complete your early orientation right here!

Welcome to the early orientation for Spring 2018 newly enrolling undergraduates. Participating in early orientation will enable you to register for classes early. In order to accommodate as many new students as possible, the early orientation program is completely online. If online orientation is not completed by January 8, 2017, attendance at orientation on January 11, 2017 is mandatory. 

**These online orientation modules will open in November.**

Are you a Distance Education Student? Click here for your orientation!

Also of note to new students is the Student Services Fair on January 11 from 2-4pm in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Have questions of offices across campus? This is your one stop shop for your new student questions and needs.

Steps necessary to complete Spring 2018 Early Orientation:

  1. Answer the following questions: Am I accepted to the University? Have I taken my TSI? Have I received my meningitis immunization? If you answered yes to all three, you're ready for Early Orientation.
  2. Complete all three modules, answering pop quiz questions as they arise.
  3. Complete the confirmation form.  
  4. Your orientation hold will be removed within 24 hours of your completing the three modules, or on the next business day. 
  5. Please ensure to check your email as any communication from the office of Student Development and Orientation will be received in this way.


Required Orientation Modules

In order to complete your early orientation online, you must watch the videos in each of three modules and answer the "pop quiz" questions along the way. 

  • Module 1: Registration, Academics & Advising
    Time: 30 minutes
  • Module 2: Money Matters - Financial Aid & Payments
    Time: 30 minutes
  • Module 3: Student Life at MSU
    Time: 30 minutes

Module 1 Button

Click button to begin Module 1.


 Module 2 Button

Click button to begin Module 2.


Module 3 Button 
Click button to begin Module 3.


To finish the orientation process and have your orientation hold removed, you must complete a verification form.   Orientation holds will be released within 24 hours after the verification form has been submitted (except on weekends).  Holds are released during business hours/days by the Office of Student Development and Orientation.

Click here to complete the confirmation form.

Your orientation hold will be removed within 24 hours of your completing the three modules, or on the next business day.

Optional Orientation Videos 

Watch these videos for more information on various student services at MSU. 

Dean of Students Video Dean of Students
Career Management Center Video Career Management Center
Wellness Center Video Wellness Center
Student Support Services Video Student Support Services
Health Center Video Vinson Health Center
MSU Police Video Coming Soon MSU Police Department


Bonus Video: Great Advice from the Dean of Students!

Click here to complete the Student Services Quiz and be entered to win a mini-iPad!

Useful Links for New Mustangs

For more information about MSU Admissions or the THEA/TSI, please review the following websites.

Note: Entering undergraduates not participating in Early Orientation will be required to attend Spring Orientation in January at which time they will register for classes.