New Student Orientation

WELCOME TO MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY!

By participating in New Student 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.

Orientation Schedules

Check below to see Orientation Program options.

As a First-Year Student, you have three options for orientation and class registration: New Student Orientation(NSO), Distance Student Orientation (DSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO) (students only enrolled in an online program). 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 18 (RESCHEDULED), May 28, May 29, June 25, or June 26, 2020
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program, REQUIRED FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. 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) - June 1 - July 23, 2020 
Distance Student Orientation (DSO) allows First-Year students (who live 500 miles away) to meet with an advisor and enroll in classes. First Year students who participate and complete Distance Student Orientation need to attend a 1/2 day of New Student Orientation to complete their orientation. If First Year students are unable to sign up for Distance Student Orientation, First Year students will need to participate in the New Student Orientation program (August 20th, 2020).

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, they will be allowed to enroll in courses.

As a Transfer Student with 24 or more college transfer credits, you have four options for completing mandatory orientation and class registration: New Student Orientation(NSO), Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO), Transfer Student Orientation (TSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO) (only students enrolled in an online program.) 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 18 (RESCHEDULED), May 28, May 29, June 25, or June 26, 2020
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program. 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.

Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO) April 14 April 20 - May 14, 2020                         
Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO) allows transfer students to meet with an advisor and enroll in classes. Transfer students who participate and complete Priority Student Orientation do not need to attend New Student Orientation. If transfer students are unable to sign up for Priority Transfer Orientation, transfer students will need to participate in the New Student Orientation program, or wait for Transfer Student Orientation staring in July. 

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 video chat using Microsoft Teams. Once students have met with their advisor, they will be allowed to enroll in courses.

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 if you are unsure about your start term. Students beginning in the summer have three options for orientation and class registration: New Student Orientation (NSO), Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO) (only students enrolled in an online program.) 

Summer Registration and Orientation (SRO) April 14 (RESCHEDULED) April 20 - May 26, 2020                      

Summer Registration and Orientation (SRO) is open to first-year and transfer students who will begin taking Minot State University courses during the summer semester.  SRO allows new Minot State students to meet with an advisor and enroll in summer and fall semester courses. Transfer students who participate and complete SRO do not need to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). First-Year students will need to attend a half-day NSO program on May 28 or May 29. 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 18 (RESCHEDULED), May 28, or May 29, 2020
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program. 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.

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 video chat using Microsoft Teams. 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) - August 20, 2020
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program, REQUIRED FOR MOST STUDENTS. 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.

As an Active Military Minot State student, you have four options for orientation and class registration: New Student Orientation (NSO), Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO), Transfer Student Orientation (TSO), and Online Student Orientation (OSO) (only students enrolled in an online program.) 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - April 18 (RESCHEDULED), May 28, May 29, June 25, or June 26, 2020
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an all-day program, REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS who do not complete transfer student orientation. 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.

Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO) April 14 April 20 - May 14, 2020                         
Priority Transfer Orientation (PTO) allows transfer students to meet with an advisor and enroll in classes. Transfer students who participate and complete Priority Student Orientation do not need to attend New Student Orientation. If transfer students are unable to sign up for Priority Transfer Orientation, transfer students will need to participate in the New Student Orientation program, or wait for Transfer Student Orientation staring in July. 

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 video chat using Microsoft Teams. Once students have met with their advisor, they will be allowed to enroll in courses.