Phase 3: After Registration

Welcome to Phase 3, the last part of your Virtual/Walk-In New Student Orientation.  Make sure to complete all areas of this phase in order to complete your orientation experience. If you have questions during this process, please contact the area identified in each of the steps listed below. 

» Residence Life

First-Year Student Housing Policy
Minot State wants you to have the best possible start for your college experience by encouraging you to live on campus. Students who live on campus are more likely to:

  • become more involved with on campus activities
  • perform better academically
  • graduate and complete their degrees
  • become a more active alumni member after graduation

All first-year undergraduate students at Minot State who have earned less than 24 credits and are under 20 years of age must live on campus in our residence halls and purchase a required meal plan during their first year here. The following exemptions may be granted when the student:

  • Is commuting from parents/legal guardian or family member's residence within 25 miles of MSU
  • Is registered only for distance education courses
  • Is married and living with spouse and/or has dependent children under their care
  • Is a veteran of military service or active duty personnel
  • Has a disability requiring specialized accommodations

If you are requesting an exemption, you must submit a Request for Exemption [pdf] form to the Residence Life & Housing Office by July 1 for the academic year contract and November 1 for the spring semester contract.

If you live within a 25 mile radius of Minot, you may live on campus for a trial period until October 1. If at that time you choose to move home, you may complete the exemption form and will only be charged for the time stayed.

Questions?  Please contact the Residence Life office at 701-858-3363 or by email:

» Student Health

Student Requirements
The North Dakota University System policy requires:

  1. All students to be vaccinated with two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella.
  2. All newly admitted students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination (MCV4, Menveo, or Menactra) given after the 16th birthday. Meningococcal B and Meningococcal C vaccine such as Trumenba and Bexsero do not fulfill the requirement.
  3. All Students are also required to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire Form.
  4. All Students under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian complete the Parent Consent for Minor form to receive services at MSU Student Health.

Submit Your Health Records
To submit immunization, tuberculosis documentation and other health records:

  1. GO TO MINOT STATE STUDENT PORTAL - If you have claimed your Minot State account, you may access the Minot State Student Health Portal, use your Campus Connection user name and password to log in.
    • Go to Upload > Choose Document You Are Uploading > Immunization Record > Select File > Upload
    • Go to Electronic and Downloadable Forms > Student Health Clinic > Health-Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire > Complete and submit
  4. PRINT AND UPLOAD PARENT CONSENT FOR MINOR. If you are under the age of 18 years, your parent or guardian must complete a Parent Consent for Minor form to receive services at Minot State Student Health.
    • Go to Electronic and Downloadable Forms > Forms > Parent Consent for Minor > Print > Complete the form > Go to Upload > Choose Document You Are Uploading > Parent Consent for Minot > Upload

Minot State University offers one rate of tuition for all students, no matter their residency!

In-state tuition for all students 3rd most affordable university in U.S.

Payment plans can be arranged with our Business Office.

Find out more about using Federal Financial Aid to fund your education in the "Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities" tab below.

Only 43% of grads borrowed student loans

Minot State offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships including the Automatic 4-Year Award for first-year students.

Scholarships are based on academic achievements, financial need, and other criteria defined by the donors. Read more about our scholarships.

The videos below may help to provide a better understanding of how financial aid works and the process for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

More information at the MSU Financial Aid website.

The Student Health Clinic is your clinic away from home. Our professional staff specializes in medical care for college students in a comfortable environment. The clinic is conveniently located on campus and easy to use with a wide array of services including immunizations, physicals, health education and programs, and mental health assistance.

Counseling Services mission is to empower and advocate for the student’s personal and educational development through short-term counseling and educational outreach. We want your experiences here to be positive and growth promoting. Free personal counseling services include free, confidential consultations, brief short-term interventions, and referrals.


Watch a Q&A with Troy Roness a Clinical Mental Health and Outreach Counselor.

» More information about the counseling services at MSU


Dimensions of Wellness

The Minot State Wellness Center promotes a holistic approach to wellness and healthy living on campus. With exercise equipment, weight rooms, intramural gym space, group exercise classes, rock climbing, wellness events, and more, there is something for everyone.

Wellness Center Tour
Wellness Center Tour


Intramurals, 10+ teams, 500+ participants

Discover more about wellness at Minot State.

MSU Life plans, coordinates, and hosts 100+ can't-miss student events each academic year!

VNSO M-Life Welcome - Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes, student activities coordinator, explains all the opportunities for students to get involved on campus.!

100+ MSU Life events each year 60+ student clubs and organizations 25K in prizes and giveaways

Learn more about student activities at Minot State.

The Academic Support Center (ASC), located in the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, is a one-stop location for student tutoring and academic assistance programs. The Academic
Support Center serves the entire student body and is committed to helping students achieve success and reach their academic goals.

Access Services

Access Services ensures that individuals with documented disabilities have the same opportunities on campus as others. Common accommodations include extended time on exams, private testing rooms, or the use of a computer to type essays.

Career Services

Career Services offers career guidance, cover letter and resumeé assistance, resources in career exploration, employment opportunities, mock interviews, and goal planning.

Engagement Honor Roll

An opportunity for undergraduate students to receive recognition on their official Minot State transcript for engagement activities such as community service, civic engagement, and leadership development.

Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year students acclimate to Minot State University with the help of a Peer Mentor. Peer mentors are students recommended by faculty to co-instruct a First-Year Experience Class.

Peer Tutoring

Our drop-in peer tutoring program seeks to empower students in their pursuit of becoming independent learners. Tutors assist students with study tips, tools, and resources to help them gain a better understanding of subject matter.


POWER is funded by a TRiO-Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education and helps Americans who are low-income, first-generation college students or have a documented disability enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life.

Supplemental Instruction

With our Supplemental Instruction peer-assisted study sessions, students can receive extra help for high-risk classes, such as math and chemistry. These sessions encourage students to integrate class time and study skills while working together to master challenging classes."

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides constructive feedback and assistance with most writing projects. Peer tutors assist with content and organization, while focusing on grammar, mechanics, and formatting.

Welcome Day, the second part of the new student experience, is the official kick-off to the semester. Attendance is required for students taking at least one on-campus class. Other new students are encouraged to participate.

  • Monday, January 10, 2022 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

You will receive an email with additional program details closer to the start of the semester.


» Frequently Asked Questions

For any additional questions, please contact