New Student Orientation

Online New Student Orientation (ONSO) session 2 begins on Monday, June 15, 2020. 

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.  Due to the Shelter in Place order, all of our orientation sessions this year will be online.  


Please Note: You MUST be fully admitted to the university before applying for Online New Student Orientation. If you are unsure about your admission status, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at .

Online New Student Orientation (ONSO) Fees

(Orientation Fees are non-refundable)

Student $25.00 (The orientation fee covers administrative and technology fees, printing fees for additional sessions held during welcome week and a JSU t-shirt.)

2020 Online New Student Orientation (ONSO)

Our Online New Student Orientation provides important information that will help you begin your successful academic experience at Jackson State University. Please reserve up to 30 minutes a week to complete each of the modules outlined in your Online New Student Orientation experience.  All newly admitted students must complete all nine (9) modules of the Online New Student Orientation.

Some learning outcomes you can expect for the Online 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

  • Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Freshmen Move-In
  • Sunday, August 16, 2020 – Opening Convocation
  • Mon – Fri, August 17 – 21, 2020 – Welcome Week
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 – Classes Begin