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  • August 17, 2020

Registration Information

Registration available Friday, February 28th at 9:00 a.m. CST

*Please do not make any travel plans until you have successfully registered for an orientation session.

August Orientation is a one-day event designed to give students an introduction into the 'People's University.' August Orientation will officially welcome new students into the Bulldog family!

To register for Orientation:

  1. You must be admitted to MSU
  2. Log-in to your applicant portal
  3. You must have a valid credit card to register online.
  4. You must be sure you have submitted your immunization records to the MSU Longest Student Health Center. If you have not submitted this information to the Health Center, once you have successfully registered for Orientation there will be more information about how to submit immunization records included your orientation confirmation email.


If your student has forgotten their NetPassword or if they applied to MSU using a paper application, then please click here.  

Program Highlights

General Assembly Guests will get a special university welcome. Program announcements are also made that will help you during your time at August Orientation.
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 for students and parent information book upon arrival.

All Orientation fees are non-refundable.





What to Bring

  • Casual clothes
  • Comfortable shoes (You'll be doing a lot of walking!)
  • Spending money (Barnes & Noble has great MSU gear!)
  • Rainwear (just in case!)
  • Sweater or jacket (some meeting rooms can be a little chilly)
  • Proof of immunization (students) if not already provided to the university
  • Net ID and Net Password for class registration (students)

Parking & Directions

Parking and Driving Directions

Where to Stay

Starkville has many options for where to stay during Orientation. Check out our local hotels that offer Southern hospitality as soon as you walk in the door!

Where to Stay


Student Tentative Schedule

Parent Tentative Schedule