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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) registration will open on April 15, 2024 in your Tiger Portal.

Please Note: You MUST be 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). For all New Student Orientation questions, email:

New Student Orientation (NSO) Fees 

$150.00 (First Time Freshman-In Person) Two Day

$100.00 (First Time Freshman-In Person Guest Fee) Two Day

$35.00 (First Time Freshman-In Person Youth Guest Fee Ages 5-12) Two Day

$95.00 (Transfer-In Person) One Day

$60.00 (Transfer-In Person Guest Fee) One Day

$35.00 (Transfer-In Person Youth Guest Fee Ages 5-12) One Day

$75.00 (Virtual)

**2 Adult Guest Max

(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.

2024 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:  TBD
  • Welcome Week: TBD
  • Classes Begin: TBD

Student Orientation


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

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