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Orientation

New Student Orientation

WELCOME TO MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY!

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

Select your orientation program by using the link in the email you received regarding New Student Orientation Programs or call 701/858-3350.

New Student Programming Fee:  Students will be charged $125.00, 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.

Check below to see Orientation Program options.

As a First-Year Student, you have 3 options for orientation and class registration: New Student Orientation(NSO), Distance Student Orientation (DSO) (for students currently residing more than 500 miles from Minot), and Online Student Orientation (OSO) (students only enrolled in an online program). 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - December 14, 2018 and January 4, 2019
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program, REQUIRED FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS,  offered over the summer. At New Student Orientation (NSO), you can find out more about academic programs, student engagement opportunities, financing your undergraduate education, student success resources, understanding how to be a Minot State Beaver, and registering for classes.  Actively participating in New Student Orientation is an important aspect of facilitating your transition to Minot State University.

Distance Student Orientation (DSO) NOT AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2019
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). You will “meet” via phone with an advisor. After meeting with an advisor, students will be allowed to register for classes. Students participating in DSO must attend a half day orientation. 

Online Student Orientation (OSO) 
Online Student Orientation (OSO) provides an overview of Minot State and the available services to you. Students taking online-only courses to complete an online degree have the option to participate in online orientation. Students who choose to complete online orientation will first complete the online orientation modules, found on the Minot State University Blackboard system. After successfully completing the two orientation modules, students need to schedule a meeting with their advisor via phone, email, or skype. Once students have met with their advisor, they will be allowed to enroll in courses.

As a transfer student, you have four options for orientation and class registration: Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO), Priority Summer Orientation (PSO), New Student Orientation(NSO), Distance Student Orientation (DSO) (for students currently residing more than 500 miles from Minot), Transfer Student Orientation (TSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO) (only students enrolled in an online program.) 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - December 14, 2018 and January 4, 2019
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program, REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS who do not complete transfer student orientation, offered over the summer. At New Student Orientation (NSO), you can find out more about academic programs, student engagement opportunities, financing your undergraduate education, student success resources, understanding how to be a Minot State Beaver, and register for classes.  Actively participating in New Student Orientation is an important aspect of facilitating your transition to Minot State University.

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) November 5 - December 7, 2018
Transfer Orientation is open to students transferring to Minot State University with college transfer credits from other institutions.  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) allows transfer students to meet with an advisor and enroll in classes in July. Transfer students who participate and complete Transfer Student Orientation do not need to attend New Student Orientation. If transfer students are unable to sign up for Transfer Student Orientation, transfer students will need to participate in one of the New Student Orientation programs. 

Online Student Orientation (OSO) 
Online Student Orientation (OSO) provides an overview of Minot State and the available services to you. Students taking online-only courses to complete an online degree have the option to participate in online orientation. Students who choose to complete online orientation will first complete the online orientation modules, found on the Minot State University Blackboard system. After successfully completing the two orientation modules, students need to schedule a meeting with their advisor via phone, email, or skype. Once students have met with their advisor, they will be allowed to enroll in courses.

As an International Student, you should plan to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO). 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - December 14, 2018 and January 4, 2019
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program, REQUIRED FOR MOST STUDENTS, offered over the summer. At New Student Orientation (NSO), you can find out more about academic programs, student engagement opportunities, financing your undergraduate education, student success resources, understanding how to be a Minot State Beaver, and registering for classes.  Actively participating in New Student Orientation is an important aspect of facilitating your transition to Minot State University. Most International students attend the last session. An additional workshop for International students on a F-1 Visa will be held during Welcome Day.