Upcoming New Student Orientation Programs

Soon you will be participating in New Student Orientation (NSO)! Michigan State University is committed to helping you achieve your goals. By preparing for and participating in your orientation, you will begin to learn more about your campus community and the resources to be a successful Spartan.

Our Spring New Student Orientation (NSO) experience is designed to welcome all students beginning in the Spring semester and their family/caregiver(s) to the MSU Community. First-Year, Transfer, and International students all come together to participate in this orientation experience with the opportunity to engage with information and resources geared towards their individual needs.

Orientation group

Spring Semester Admitted Students

Your New Student Orientation experience will take place in phases virtually. This orientation experience is for new students beginning their Spartan career the Spring semester. Students will learn about specific College requirements, academic success tips, and helpful resources, and begin to build community with other new Spartan students. Students will also meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to discuss and enroll in courses.

Stay up-to-date on important orientation deadlines, read our newsletters below.





New Student Orientation Checkpoint 02: Complete New Student Orientation Experience D2L Module

Your Spring NSO Experience (Spring Semester Admitted Students)

Your New Student Orientation experience will take place in phases that will occur virtually but consist of synchronous and asynchronous components.

Your first part of your NSO experience will be available November 18th in Desire2Learn, or D2L, you will have until January 2nd to complete. This asynchronous content will help prepare you for the rest of your NSO experience and beginning your first semester.

In D2L, you will also review information about your College/major that will prepare you for your academic advising appointment. Once you complete your D2L content, you will be able to get more information about your virtual academic advising appointment. Your College will send you more information about your academic advising appointment via your MSU email once you have completed your D2L content.

We also recommend staying in contact with the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the English Language Center (ELC)! Use the contact information below to stay connected:

OISS Phone: 517-353-1720
OISS Email: oiss@msu.edu

Below is a general checklist that you will follow as you transition into the MSU community:

  1. Pay your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to automatically resister for your New Student Orientation
  2. Prepare for your NSO Experience
  3. Check your MSU email often to view the NSO newsletter communications for information, next steps, and upcoming deadlines.
  4. Complete your Checklist
  5. Complete your New Student Orientation and begin your journey as a Spartan