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Fall Gold NSO

Fall trees on campus

At Texas State, we are excited to welcome over 9,000 new Bobcats each year at New Student Orientation (NSO). 

These orientation sessions are for students who are, or soon will be, high school graduates or transfer students who have completed fewer than 15 transferable hours since graduating high school.

We encourage you to register for an NSO session as early as possible since seats fill up quickly.

Fall Gold Orientation Dates

Orientation for Fall is closed. Check back in February 2017 for Fall 2017 NSO dates.

NSO + Cat Camp Experience

NSO has teamed up with Cat Camp to create a unique 3-day experience for students. At Cat Camp, students will fulfill the NSO requirement and register for classes, as well as learn about the history and traditions of Texas State. For more information, please visit the Cat Camp website. For a preview of the Cat Camp experience, click here.

All 2016 Cat Camp dates are closed. Please check back in February 2017 for 2017 Cat Camp dates.

Gold NSO Fee = $175 (Non-refundable)

Orientation fees are split into two parts, $115 at the time of sign-up and $60 on the student's tuition bill.

You may qualify for an NSO fee waiver if you have an approved admissions fee waiver on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information on fee waivers, please visit our fee waiver webpage.


Gold NSO + Cat Camp Fee = $215 (Non-refundable)

NSO has teamed up with Cat Camp to create a unique 3-day experience on July 8-10 or July 22-24. Students attending our NSO and Cat Camp Session can expect a charge of $155 at the time of sign-up and $60 added to the student's tuition bill.

Expectations & Schedules

Visit our Expectations & Schedules webpage to find out about what needs to be completed prior to attending NSO, to learn about what to bring to your orientation session, or to download a tentative schedule.