Where can I find information about the New Student Orientation experience?
Information regarding Summer 2023 NSO will be communicated with students, families, and supporters through bi-weekly e-newsletters starting in late April 2023. These e-newsletters will continue throughout the Summer and will contain important information about the five checkpoints, next steps, and deadlines. Visit the First-Year, Transfer, or International tabs at the top of our page to find general information about the NSO experience. Please be sure that you’re checking your email often this summer. Check out our NSO Communications page to catch up on past e-newsletters.
What will my Summer New Student Orientation experience be like?
The Summer 2023 New Student Orientation experience consists of five checkpoints that will occur beginning in May, 2023 and conclude when classes begin on Monday, August 28, 2023. Checkpoints 1-4 of NSO will occur virtually and will be completed throughout May, June, and July. Checkpoint 5 consists of an in-person ‘Fall Welcome’ program, which will occur between move-in day(s) and before the semester begins.
All new students will engage with a virtual D2L experience course titled “Summer 2023 New Student Orientation”, which can be found by logging in with your MSU credentials at https://d2l.msu.edu. The course will be available and open for all new students on May 5, 2023 with an extended deadline of June 14, 2023. Students must complete the D2L course by the deadline or risk their admission being revoked.
The NSO D2L will include various interactive modules to help students identify important resources and departments at MSU. Once the “Summer 2023 New Student Orientation” experience course has been completed, students will be referred to connect with an academic advisor by appointment between June and July for advising and enrollment. In the NSO D2L, you will also review information about your College/major that will prepare you for your academic advising appointment. Your academic advising appointment will take place by appointment between June 5 and July 21, 2023. Your advisor will send you more information about your academic advising appointment via your MSU email prior to June as long as you have completed your NSO D2L experience.
Additionally, NSO will be offering a variety of other virtual engagement opportunities throughout June and July in the form of virtual podcasts and student-run help sessions.
Are there any opportunities for me to connect with other new students during my New Student Orientation experience?
As part of your in-person NSO Checkpoint 5 experience, you will have many opportunities to engage in small and large group activities, which focus on connecting you with other new Spartans and will help you to begin building your social network at MSU.