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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

NSO for Fall 2017 has closed. Sign-up for Fall 2018 will begin in February.

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. Preview the Cat Camp experience.

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 webpage.


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

NSO has teamed up with Cat Camp to create a unique 3-day experience on June 23-25 or July 21-23. 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.