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First Year Undergraduate Student


As a First-Year student, you have three options for orientation and enroll in classes: New Student Orientation, Distance Student Orientation, and Online Orientation (for students enrolled in an online program).

By participating in Orientation, you will:

  • Meet new and current students
  • Learn about available student support services, financial aid, housing, meal options, and academic requirements
  • Learn about campus policies and procedures
  • Meet with an academic advisor and ENROLL in classes
  • Have a better understanding of the Minot State University student experience
  • Complete placement tests for Math and English, if necessary

New Student Orientation Registration April 20, May 31, June 1, June 29, July 20, and August 16 is a one-day program offered to incoming First-Year Students. Each session is a one-day event, where you can find out more about academic programs, student engagement opportunities, financing your undergraduate education, student success resources, understanding how to be a MSU Beaver, and register for classes.  We can’t wait to meet you and dates fill quickly so make sure to register for your orientation session.

Distance Student Orientation Registration TBD
New students who live 500 or more miles from Minot State University and who will be taking classes at Minot State University in the upcoming semester can participate in Distance Student Orientation (DSO). Students will “meet” via phone, email, or skype with an advisor. After meeting with an advisor, students will be allowed to register for classes. Students participating in DSO will need to attend the last scheduled on-campus orientation, to complete their orientation experience.

Guest and Family Programming run concurrently with student sessions and introduces the guest/family members to resources available to their student at MSU.The cost for guest/family members is free for the first two guest/family members and $25 for each additional guest/family member. During online registration for a New Student Orientation (NSO) program, you will be able to register guest or family members for Guest and Family program. 

New Student Programming Fee:  Students will be charged the one-time New Student fee, which covers New Student Orientation (NSO) and Welcome Week(end) programming. This cost includes meals, facility usage, materials, and staffing.

Programming Information
Program Dates 
New Student Orientation Schedule TBD
New Student Orientation Guidebook TBD

Programming Logistics
Policies and Fees
Travel and Parking
How to Enroll

Orientation Contacts:

Enrollment Services
701-858-3350 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350

Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)
701-858-4040 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 4040