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Fall Freshman NSO

Autumn 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 current high school students who plan on attending Texas State the semester after high school graduation. They are also students who have already graduated from high school but have not taken any classes at a college or university.

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


Fall Freshman Orientation Dates

Orientation for Fall 2018 is now open. Please click the link below to start the orientation sign-up process.

Sign up for New Student Orientation.

June 4 - 5, 2018 June 13 - 14, 2018  July 9 - 10, 2018
June 5 - 6, 2018 June 18 - 19, 2018  July 10 - 11, 2018
June 6 - 7, 2018 June 19 - 20, 2018 July 11 - 12, 2018
June 7- 8, 2018 June 20 - 21, 2018 July 16 - 17, 2018
June 11 - 12, 2018  June 25 - 26, 2018  July 17 - 18, 2018
June 12 - 13, 2018  June 26 - 27, 2018  

*Note: As a student, you are required to stay overnight in the residence hall we provide. The cost of this is included in your NSO fee. If you have parents, family members or guests accompanying you to NSO, they have the option of staying overnight in a separate on-campus residence hall. They may reserve on-campus overnight accommodations online.

Freshman 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 web page.


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 about Cat Camp, visit their website. If you would like to participate in this experience, choose one of the NSO + Cat Camp sessions when you sign up for NSO.

Preview the Cat Camp experience.

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

NSO has teamed up with Cat Camp to create a unique 3-day experience on June 22 - 24, 2018 or July 13 - 15, 2018. Students attending our NSO + Cat Camp Session can expect a charge of $155 at the time of sign-up and $60 added to the student's tuition bill. If you would like to participate in this experience, choose one of the NSO + Cat Camp sessions when you sign up for NSO.


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.