Freshman NSO

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

New Student Orientation sign-up is now open!

Information about signing up for Summer and Fall 2022 NSO is available below. Get signed up today!

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What To Expect

Fall New Student Orientation (NSO) for freshmen is a two-day, on-campus program designed to prepare incoming first-year students to be successful students at Texas State. To sign up for NSO, students must be admitted to the university and have an activated NetID and password. An overnight stay in an on-campus residence hall is required (cost included in the fee) and the program will conclude with academic advising and registration for classes. Freshmen starting classes in the summer will complete NSO online.

NSO Sign-up

Freshman Orientation sessions are for students who 1) are graduating from high school and will start at Texas State the semester after graduation, or 2) have graduated from high school and have not taken any college level courses.

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  • SUMMER I NSO DATES (ONLINE)

     Complete by 5 p.m. on May 19, 2022, for June classes (Summer I)


    Freshmen starting classes in June (Summer I) will complete NSO online. The virtual orientation modules must be completed and your holds cleared before you may finish the registration process. Please allow up to 3 days for processing and hold removals.

    FRESHMAN ONLINE NSO FEE = $60

    Freshmen completing online NSO can expect a $60 fee added to their tuition bill.


    SUMMER II NSO DATES (ON-CAMPUS)

     May 31-June 1  June 2-3  June 7-8  June 9-10  June 14-15
     June 16-17  June 21-22  June 23-24  June 28-29  June 30-July 1

    *Denotes Session Full
    Freshmen starting classes in July (Summer II), must attend a two-day on-campus NSO session. The two-day on-campus orientation will conclude with academic advising and class registration.

    FRESHMAN ON-CAMPUS NSO FEE = $175

    Freshmen signing up for on-campus NSO will pay a nonrefundable $115 fee* at sign-up. All students who attend NSO will have an additional $60 fee added to their tuition bill.
    *The initial $115 fee will be waived for students who qualified for an application fee waiver. Financial aid may cover the remaining $60 fee.

    SIGN UP FOR NSO

  • FALL FRESHMAN NSO DATES

     May 31-June 1*  June 2-3*  June 7-8*  June 9-10*  June 14-15*  June 16-17*
     June 21-22*  June 23-24*  June 28-29**  June 30-July 1*  July 5-6*  July 7-8*
     July 12-13  July 14-15  July 19-20  July 21-22  July 26-27  July 28-29

    *Denotes Session Full     **Open for Pathway Only
    The two-day on-campus orientation will conclude with academic advising and class registration.

    FRESHMAN NSO FEE = $175

    Freshmen signing up for NSO for Fall 2022 will pay a nonrefundable $115 fee* at sign-up. All students who attend NSO will have an additional $60 fee added to their tuition bill.
    *The initial $115 fee will be waived for students who qualified for an application fee waiver. Financial aid may cover the remaining $60 fee.

    SIGN UP FOR NSO

  • SPRING 2023 NSO SIGN-UP WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER 2022.