Orientation

WELCOME TO MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY!

Participation in an orientation program will assist in your transition to Minot State. There are several types of orientation programs available to meet your needs!

By participating in orientation, you will:

  • Meet new and current students
  • Obtain information about available student support services, financial aid, housing, meal options, and academic requirements
  • Learn about campus policies and procedures
  • Receive information about Minot State academic programs
  • Meet with an academic advisor and enroll in classes
  • Have a better understanding of the Minot State University student experience

New Student Fee:  Students will be charged $125.00, the one-time new student fee, which covers New Student Programs (orientation and Welcome Weekend). This cost includes meals, facility use, materials, and staffing.

Orientation Schedule [printable pdf]

You are REQUIRED to actively participate in an orientation program, which is an important aspect of facilitating your transition to Minot State. As an admitted student for the upcoming semester, you will receive an email with a link to enroll in an orientation program. Please review the 2021 orientation programming options below. 

As a first-year student, your options to complete orientation include the following: New Student Orientation (NSO), Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO). 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 17, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 25
Open to all students. All-day, on-campus program. 

Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO) - June 7 - July 23
Restricted to students who currently reside outside of North Dakota. Virtual advising and registration, including a half-day, on-campus orientation on August 18.

Online Student Orientation (OSO) 
Restricted to students who are completing an online degree. An email invitation wail be sent with links to complete the online orientation modules in Blackboard, followed by virtual advising and registration. 

As a transfer student with 24 or more college transfer credits*, your options to complete orientation include the following:  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO), New Student Orientation (NSO), Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO). 

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) - April 12 - May 13
Restricted to transfer students with 24 or more transfer credits. Virtual advising and registration.

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 17, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 25
Open to all students. All-day, on-campus program. 

Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO) - June 7 - July 30
Restricted to students who currently reside outside of North Dakota. Virtual advising and registration.

Online Student Orientation (OSO) 
Restricted to students who are completing an online degree. An email invitation wil be sent with links to complete the online orientation modules in Blackboard, followed by virtual advising and registration. 

*Transfer students with less than 24 college transfer credits must complete one of the first-year orientation programming options (see above).

If you wish to start classes at Minot State in the summer, it is important you make sure you are accepted for the summer term! Check with Admissions (701-858-3350) if you are unsure about your start term.

As a student beginning in the summer term, your options to complete orientation include the following: Summer Registration and Orientation (SRO), New Student Orientation (NSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO).

Please Note: Summer classes begin on Tuesday, June 1.

Summer Registration and Orientation (SRO) - April 12 - June 1
Restricted to students beginning in the summer term. Virtual advising and registration. First-year students must attend an on-campus NSO program on June 2, 3, 4 or a half-day, on-campus NSO program on August 18. 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 17
Open to all students. All-day, on-campus program. 

Online Student Orientation (OSO) 
Restricted to students who are completing an online degree. An email invitation wil be sent with links to complete the online orientation modules in Blackboard, followed by virtual advising and registration.

As an International student, your options to complete orientation include the following: Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO) or New Student Orientation (NSO).

Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO) - June 7 - July 30
Restricted to students who currently reside outside of North Dakota. Virtual advising and registration, including a half-day, on-campus orientation on August 18.

New Student Orientation (NSO) - August 19
Open to all students. All-day, on-campus program.

As an Active Duty Military student, your options to complete orientation include the following: Summer Registration and Orientation (SRO), Transfer Student Orientation (TSO), New Student Orientation (NSO), Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO). 

Summer Registration and Orientation (SRO) - April 12 - June 1
Restricted to students beginning in the summer term. Virtual advising and registration. First-year students must attend an on-campus NSO program on June 2, 3, 4 or a half-day NSO program on August 18.

 Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) - April 12 - May 13
Registricted to transfer students with 24 or more transfer credits. Virtual advising and registration.

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 17, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 25
Open to all students. All-day, on-campus program.

Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO) - June 7 - July 30
Restricted to students who currently reside outside of North Dakota. Virtual advising and registration.

Online Student Orientation (OSO) 
Restricted to students who are completing an online degree. An email invitation wil be sent with links to complete the online orientation modules in Blackboard, followed by virtual advising and registration.

 

 


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

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