• June 11, 2018 to June 12 Event Closed
  • June 14, 2018 to June 15 Event Closed
  • June 18, 2018 to June 19 Event Closed
  • June 21, 2018 to June 22 Event Closed
  • June 25, 2018 to June 26 Event Closed
  • June 28, 2018 to June 29 Event Closed

Registration Information

Registration will be available March 1st at 9 a.m. CST.

During Orientation 2018, Mississippi State will welcome incoming students and their families to our Bulldog family. From chats with Orientation Leaders to meetings with university administrators, Orientation will provide an overview of the journey that lies ahead.

To Register for Orientation: 

  1. You must be admitted to MSU.
  2. Use your NetID from MSU and the NetPassword you created for your online application. 
  3. You must have a valid credit card to register online.

Please click here if you have forgotten your NetPassword or if you applied to MSU using a paper application. 

Program Highlights

General Assembly Students and parents get a special university welcome from MSU Orientation Leaders, administrators and faculty. Program announcements are also made that will help you during your time at Orientation 2018.
Dawg Talk Students meet with Orientation Leaders and learn about the many services and opportunities available at MSU, while creating new friendships and establishing connections with the university community. MSU ID cards will be made during this time as well.
Registrar's Session The University Registrar will provide an overview of the course registration procedures at MSU, while demonstrating the university's web registration system.
Academic Advising and Class Registration

Students are advised and register for their fall classes in a group setting with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

Orientation Fees

Orientation rates include the class registration fee, as well as dinner on the first night and lunch on the second day of the event. Students and parents will receive Orientation 2018 t-shirts, parent handbook, and lanyards upon arrival.

All Orientation fees are non-refundable. These rates do not include Orientation Housing fees for guests who plan to stay on campus during the Orientation session.





What to Bring

  • Casual clothes
  • Comfortable clothing & shoes (It's going to be hot and you'll be doing a lot of walking!)
  • Sweater or jacket (some meeting rooms can be a little chilly)
  • Rainwear (just in case!)
  • Spending money (Barnes & Noble has great MSU gear!)
  • Toiletries (such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, etc.)
  • Towel & wash cloth (for those staying in on campus orientation housing)
  • Proof of immunization (students) if not already provided to the university
  • Net ID and Net Password for class registration (students)

Parking & Directions

Staying on Campus in Orientation Housing?

Staying off Campus?


Student Tentative Schedule

Parent Tentative Schedule