Family Orientation Program FAQs

Registration FAQs

How do I register for Family Orientation?

This January we will be offering an optimal program for families on either Thursday, January 6 or Friday, January 7 This one day program is limited to 200 in-person each day, but will also be available as a hybrid (online) option. If you are interested in the in-person option please check back soon for the registration link here.

Do I need to register for Family Orientation?

If you would like to participate in-person, you must register by December 17. There will not be an option to walk in on these days.

Program Specific FAQs

Who is the Family Orientation for?

Our Family Orientation Program is a free program designed for family/caregiver(s) of new students. All sessions offered during Family Orientation are designed to give family/caregiver(s) information and tools to help their students be academically successful.

Where can I find information about Family Orientation?

You can find the most accurate information on our website on the Upcoming Family Orientations page. Please keep in mind that we may have information about multiple Family Orientation opportunities for students entering MSU at different times.

What if I am a family/caregiver(s) of a new international student?

If you are a family/caregiver(s) of a new international student, you are welcome to participate in all of the opportunities we offer!  We also recommend connecting with the Office for International Students and Scholars for additional information pertinent to international families.

Where can I find communication about Family Orientation?

If you have registered for the program, we will communicate with you through the email address you registered with. If you have not yet registered, please check back soon for the registration link to do so. Check out our NSO Communications page for any information you may have missed.

What will the Family Orientation experience be like for students entering Spring Semester 2022?

We are curating opportunities for you to connect with campus experts, other families and caregiver(s), and the NSO. Webinars will be available for you to view. More specific information can be found on our Upcoming Family Orientation page. If you want to see a checklist for families and supporters, view our Family/caregiver(s) Checklist.

Are there any opportunities for me to connect with other new family/caregiver(s)?

MSU understands the importance of a sense of belonging for a student’s success. Affinity groups provide opportunities to connect with students or families who identify in similar ways to you, facilitated and supported by MSU faculty and staff who identify and/or support those who identify in these similar ways. During these group times you can ask questions and learn about additional resources to support your success at MSU. Look for and participate in these affinity group opportunities!

General Family Orientation FAQs

Where can I find some helpful resources for new Spartan family/caregiver(s)?

Visit our Family Orientation Resources page for a list of helpful resources family/caregiver(s) can explore before or after participating in the Family Orientation.


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