Orientation at Michigan State University

You are officially a member of the Michigan State University community! We are excited for you to participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) as you prepare to begin as a Spartan. Our orientation programs are designed to connect incoming students with resources and opportunities, begin to assist students in their transition to the university and educate and empower students, families, and supporters. We are excited to embark on this journey with you!

Check out the New Student Orientation Resource Guide! The guide is full of important information and campus resources for new Spartans and their family and supporters.

Download the 2022-23 NSO Resource Guide

We have prepared a video for you that describes the NSO process for 2023. Enjoy!

Watch my Powtoon: Welcome to Spring (January) NSO 2023


November 18

Desire2Learn (D2L) Launches for New January Students

January 4-6

Advising and Enrollment Appointments

January 9

Spring (January) Semester Begins

Every new Spartan participates in New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to their first semester as a student. By paying your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) you are automatically registered to participate in NSO.