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.

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Spring Semester Admitted Students

Your Spring Transfer Student Orientation experience will take place in phases virtually with asynchronous and synchronous components. This orientation experience is for new students beginning their Spartan career in 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.

Spring 2022 NSO Newsletters

Your Spring NSO Experience (Spring Semester Admitted Students)

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

Your first part of the Spring NSO experience will be available on December 1, 2021 in Desire2Learn, or D2L. 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.

NSO will also be offering an optional in-person experience that we invite you to participate in. To register for the optional in-person experience for either Thursday, January 6 (register here) https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YpZ5pkJhYaqhnM or Friday, January 7 (register here) https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VkzYUn74CWgAzI. You will be able to stay in your residence hall room before and after this one day experience. Check your MSU email for more information about these opportunities.

Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students:

  1. Pay your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to automatically register for your New Student Orientation
  2. Prepare for your NSO Experience
  3. Check your MSU email for NSO communications
  4. Complete your Checklist
  5. Complete your New Student Orientation and begin your journey as a Spartan