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New Student Orientation

Welcome to A-State!

In an effort to maintain the guidelines associated with COVID-19, New Student Orientation will be hosted as a virtual experience during Summer 2020. For those that already signed up for New Student Orientation, you will meet faculty and staff of your college on your selected date. For those planning to attend A-State but have not registered for New Student Orientation, please do so soon.

The New Student Orientation website will be updated with the latest information to prepare you for your advising session, college orientation session, ways to explore the campus, and prepare to begin the Fall 2020 semester.

New Student Orientation Program Steps 

  1. Register for a New Student Orientation college session.
  2. Download the A-State Student App, click the New Student Orientation tile, select your college and join your orientation group
  3. Attend your assigned college orientation session.
  4. Participate in your virtual academic advising session confirmed by your advisor. Your advisor will reach out to you via your A-State email or the phone number you provided.
  5. Select and participate in the Virtual Interest Sessions listed on the New Student Orientation website. 
  6. Take the Virtual Campus Tour.
  7. Review and complete the NSO Checklist.
  8. Participate in Welcome Weekend in August.

Need Additional Assistance?

  • Registering for a New Student Orientation Session?
    Contact the Office of Admissions at 870-972-2782.
  • Questions regarding what to expect at New Student Orientation?
    Contact the Leadership Center at 870-972-2055.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Each New Student Orientation date will offer a variety of virtual sessions for students and parents. While it is most important to attend your assigned academic college's session, the other sessions will offer insight into resources and opportunities at A-State. Below is the schedule for the upcoming New Student Orientation dates. Session descriptions and a complete list of sessions offered throughout the summer can be found on the main menu of this site. Feel free to join virtual interest sessions as your schedule permits.

June 3, 2020 

9am – General Academic Overview: Click here to join session 
10am – Academic College Session
     College of Agriculture: Click here to join session
     College of Engineering & Computer Science: Click here to join session
     College of Sciences & Mathematics: Click here to join session
11am – NSO Welcome Session: Click here to join session (password: 030000)
11am – Access & Accommodation Services: Click here to join session
Noon – Learning Support Services: Click here to join session
Noon – Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC): Click here to join session
1pm – University Housing: Click here to join session
2pm – Honors College: Click here to join session
2pm – Campus Recreation & Student Wellness: Click here to join session (password: wellness)
3pm – Campus Involvement: Click here to join session
3pm – Campus Card Center & IT Store/Help Desk: Click here to join session
4pm – Career Services: Click here to join session (password: 8ywGaM)


Have a Question?

For more information about Arkansas State, how to schedule a campus visit, how to apply or to check your application status, contact:

Office of Admissions
Phone: 870-972-2782
Fax: 870-972-3545

Suite 2099 Student Union

Postal Address:
PO Box 1800
State University, AR  72467