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Welcome to THEE Jackson State University! Please browse through all of the provided information in order to be prepared for orientation. Please browse through all of the provided information in order to be prepared for orientation. New Student Orientation (NSO) will open on April 19, 2023 in your Tiger Portal. 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 1-866-THEEJSU ! (1-866-843-3578)

New Student Orientation (NSO) Fees 

$125.00 (First Time Freshman-In Person) Two Day

$125.00 (Transfer-In Person) Two Day

$125.00 (Virtual)

$50.00 (Guest Fee) In Person

(Orientation fees are non-refundable)

The NSO(New Student Orientation) fee covers all expenses for the orientation program. You will receive meals, a registration swag packet and a JSU T-Shirt. New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students. NSO fees are non-refundable.

2023 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 NSO 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 your University Success course


Click here to register

Other Important Dates

  • Residence Halls Open:  August 12, 223
  • Welcome Week: August 13-18, 2023
  • Classes Begin: August 21, 2023

Student Orientation


1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601 979-3113, 866-THEE-JSU