Summer 2018 - New Student Orientation

Starting classes in Fall 2018?
Click here for your orientation 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 an online orientation program at Distance Learning Orientation.

Summer 2018 Orientation Sessions

To RSVP, login to and select your session!

May 31
9am - 5pm

Summer I Orientation,
Advising & Registration
July 5
9am - 5pm
Summer II Orientation,
Advising & Registration*
Check-in for each session begins at 8:30am.
*Summer II students are also eligible to attend any regular or early orientation date prior to this event. Click here for additional information.

Consider contacting your Advisor for an appointment. MSU students are assigned to advisors by major and according to the number of college credit hours they have already completed. Some departments will advise students by individual appointment. Email or call your academic advisor; the sooner the better! Click here for more information.

Transfer student? We suggest you double-check your transfer credits before meeting with your academic advisor. Click here for more info.

Students entering Midwestern State University are required to attend the orientation session prior to the semester, in accordance with the schedule of classes. 

Students should make arrangements to attend the entire day of orientation in order to complete the orientation 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.

To RSVP, login to and select your session!

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 who have not previously registered for classes may also meet with their academic advisor to plan their upcoming classes. This is, additionally, a good time to 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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Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Information

Already taken the TSI Assessment elsewhere?  Complete the online TSI Assessment Score Release Form for us to download your TSI scores.

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 Admissions 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 1


   November 1

   December 1

Summer I


   May 1

Summer II


   June 1

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Verification of Meningitis Immunization

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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