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Freshman NSO

At Texas State, we are excited to welcome over 9,000 new Bobcats each year at New Student Orientation (NSO). We encourage you to register for an NSO session as early as possible, since seats fill up quickly.

NSO Sign-up

Freshman Orientation sessions are for future or recent high school graduates who are starting at Texas State the semester after graduation or previous high school graduates who have not taken any classes at a college or university since graduating.

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  • Summer 2019 On-Campus NSO Dates

    May 29, 2019 (June and/or July Classes)
    June 28, 2019 (July Classes)

    Freshman NSO Fee = $90

    Freshman attending an on-campus NSO program for summer can expect a nonrefundable charge of $30 payable at the time of sign-up and $60 added to the student's tuition bill.

    You may qualify for a 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.

    Sign Up for NSO
  • Fall 2019 On-Campus NSO Dates

    June 3-4, 2019*

    June 17-18, 2019

    July 8-9, 2019

    June 4-5, 2019*

    June 18-19, 2019

    July 9-10, 2019

    June 5-6, 2019*

    June 19-20, 2019

    July 10-11, 2019

    June 6-7, 2019 (Honors)

    June 20-21, 2019

    July 15-16, 2019

    June 10-11, 2019*

    June 24-25, 2019 (Fine Arts & Comm)

    July 16-17, 2019

    June 11-12, 2019

    June 25-26, 2019

    July 17-18, 2019

    June 12-13, 2019

    June 26-27, 2019 (Pathway)

    *Session Closed


    Freshmen attending a 2-day NSO program are required to stay overnight on campus. Accommodations are included in the fee.

    Please note: The June 20-21 NSO session will conflict with the June 21-23 Cat Camp session. Students attending the June 20-21 NSO session should register for the July or August Cat Camp sessions.

    Freshman NSO Fee = $175

    Freshman attending a Summer NSO program can expect a nonrefundable charge of $115 payable at the time of sign-up and $60 added to the student's tuition bill.

    You may qualify for a 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.

    Sign Up for NSO
  • Spring 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in October 2019.

Expectations & Schedules
Find out what needs to be completed prior to attending NSO, what to bring to your orientation session or download a tentative schedule.
Students at Cat Camp
Cat Camp

Cat Camp, Texas State's pride and traditions camp, is an optional experience for incoming fall 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. Cat Camp does not replace New Student Orientation or Bobcat Preview.