New Student Orientation (NSO)

If you've been admitted to Texas State, your next step is signing up for New Student Orientation. During NSO, you'll learn more about Texas State's resources. After completing NSO, you'll connect with an academic advisor and register for classes.

To best serve our incoming students, some New Student Orientation (NSO) programs are offered ONLINE.

We will provide more information as students sign up.

New Student Orientation Sessions

Choose the category below that best describes you to find the NSO program(s) for you.

Family & Guest NSO

We offer optional programming for Bobcat families and guests as a part of NSO. Learn more about Texas State and how you can support your new Bobcat!


Families are welcome (but not required) to participate.

Meningitis Vaccination

Texas state law (Senate Bill 62) requires that all students who will be under age 22 on their first day of class at a public, private or independent institution of higher education in Texas provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis.

Learn More About Meningitis Vaccinations

Have a question about NSO?

See answers to frequently asked questions, or contact us by phone, email, or through the NSO Help Desk.

NSO Staff

We're here to help you during your NSO session and guide you on your journey to becoming a Bobcat!