New Student Orientation

Spring 2015 New Student Orientation -- RSVP in December for Regular Orientation, January 14-15!

Early Advising, Registration & Orientation for Spring 2015 Open in November!
All new beginning freshmen and transfer students for the Spring semester (not previously enrolled at MSU) are strongly encouraged to participate in this early orientation and registration program. Students will complete the mandatory online orientation module, contact their academic advisor, then register for classes. 

(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.)


What is Orientation and why do I have to participate? 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.

Early Orientation is open!

New students who are in enrolling in the Spring 2015 semester are eligible to participate in an optional early orientation online. Students interested in early academic advising and course registration must complete the early orientation, as well. The first day that new students can register for spring 2015 courses, including the winter "mini-mester," is November 13.

Before you begin:

  1. Plan your time. The video presentation takes 45 minutes to complete. In order to complete the orientation, you must view every slide, listen to all the audio and complete the report form near the end of the presentation. You are not able to log in and out, though there will be periodic pauses during quiz questions or on slides with a great deal of information to read. If you close the window or shut down before the end of the presentation, you will have to start again from the beginning.
  2. Quiz questions. There are seven questions you must answer during the video presentation. You must answer five correctly in order to receive credit for completing the orientation.
  3. More tips. For optimal viewing, watch the video in the full screen setting. Near the end of the presentation you will be directed to a form requesting your requesting your orientation hold be removed; make sure to accurately report your Mustangs ID number.
  4. Hold removal. Once you have completed the orientation, your hold will be removed within one business day after your eligibility to enroll in classes is verified. Eligible students are fully accepted to the University, have satisfied the TSI assessment requirement, documented their meningitis immunization and correctly answered five quiz questions in the video orientatation.
  5. Distance education. This orientation is for students who will be participating in face-to-face classes on campus. Distance education students (those only taking online courses) should complete the orientation specifically for online only students.
 Click here to begin your early orientation presentation. 
Remember you must view 100% of the slides and listen to 100% of the audio to complete your orientation.


ORIENTATION/ADVISEMENT: Orientation is required of all beginning freshmen and transfer students (not previously enrolled at MSU). Students who have not received notification of acceptance by December 15, should contact MSU Admissions at (940) 397-4334 or (800) 842-1922.

Students should plan to complete early orientation or make arrangements to attend the entire day of regular 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.

IMPORTANT: 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 mwsu.edu/registrar/success/index.  TSI questions? Call the TSI Coordinator in the MSU Registrar's Office at 940-397-4320.

Once you have been accepted for admission, you must RSVP for your orientation session. You will see an advisor and register during your orientation day!

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

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.

Term   Priority Date   Deadline
Fall   March 1   August 7
Spring   November 1   December 15
Summer I   May 1   May 15
Summer II   June 1   June 15



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 my.MWSU.edu 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.


Verification of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

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: http://healthcenter.mwsu.edu/meningitis.


Spring 2015 Orientation  -- RSVP in December!

 

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

DATE:

Wednesday, January 14       Last Names M - Z
Thursday, January 15          Last Names A - L

PLACE:

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

TIME:

Orientation: 9:00 a.m. ‑ 12:00 p.m.(check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
Advisement/Registration: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Night Orientation

DATE:

Thursday, January 15          All Last Names 

PLACE:

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

TIME:

Orientation: 5:30 p.m. ‑ 6:30 p.m. (check-in at 5:00 a.m.)
Advisement/Registration: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 RSVP in December!


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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