Welcome to THEE Jackson State University!  This New Student Orientation webpage contains all of the most useful information that you will need to register and attend orientation. Please browse through all of the provided information in order to be prepared for orientation and understand why it is a mandatory requirement for ALL first time students.  New Student Orientation registration will open soon. Please check back for frequent updates. 


Please Note: You MUST be fully admitted to the university before registering for New Student Orientation. If you are unsure about your admission status, please contact Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at futuretigers@jsums.edu .

 New Student Orientation (NSO) Fees

(Orientation Fees are non-refundable)

(The orientation fee covers administrative and technology fees, printing fees for additional sessions held during welcome week and a JSU t-shirt.)

2021  New Student Orientation (NSO)

Our  New Student Orientation provides important information that will help you begin your successful academic experience at Jackson State University.  All newly admitted students must complete New Student Orientation.

Some learning outcomes you can expect for the New Student Orientation includes:

  • Jackson State University’s history, mission, vision, and purpose
  • Jackson State’s policies that impact your student experience
  • On-campus resources to holistically support your transition into Jackson State University
  • Important offices on campus that will provide support to your success at Jackson State University
  • Articulate the role of your academic advisor
  • Understand how we will register you for classes
  • Prepare you for Welcome Week, Move-in Day, and University Success Course 


Click here to register

Other Important Dates

  • Residence Halls Open:  August 14, 2021
  • Welcome Week: August 16-20, 2021
  • Classes Begin: August 23, 2021