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New Student Orientation (NSO)

If you've been admitted to Texas State, your next step is signing up for New Student Orientation. Through the NSO process, you'll learn more about Texas State's resources, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Orientation Leaders

New Student Orientation Sessions

Choose the category below that best describes you.

If you have already created your NSO account and need to log back in, please click here.

GOLD (0-15 hours)

You are (or soon will be) a high school graduate or transfer student that has COMPLETED 15 or fewer transferable hours since the time of high school graduation.

Transfer Orientation, On-Campus (preferred option for students who have completed 16-29 hours)

You are a transfer student that has completed 16-29 transferable hours after high school graduation.

Transfer Orientation, Online (preferred option for students who have completed 30+ hours)

You are a transfer student that has completed 30 or more transferable hours after high school graduation.

Other Populations

You are a returning to Texas State student, receiving a second bachelor's degree, or a transient student only here for the summer session.

Round Rock Campus

You are attending the Round Rock Campus.

Cat Camp

Cat Camp, Texas State's only pride and traditions camp, is an optional experience for incoming fall and spring students who want to dive in to their lives as a Bobcat. At Cat Camp, students will learn about the history and traditions of Texas State while getting to meet fellow incoming students. For more information, please the Cat Camp website. By itself, Cat Camp does not replace New Student Orientation or Bobcat Preview. Take a look at a brief video to obtain a preview of the Cat Camp experience.

Meningitis Vaccination

Texas state law (Senate Bill 62) requires that all students who will be under age 22 on their first day of class at a public, private or independent institution of higher education in Texas provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis. You will be notified by e-mail if you are required to provide this documentation and you will not be allowed to register for classes until this requirement is met. If you will be attending an on-campus orientation session, you should submit your documentation at least one week prior to your session date. Step-by-step instructions on how to upload your documents, information about exemptions and where to get the meningitis vaccination can be found on the Meningitis Vaccination Requirement website.

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