Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation although this is not a requirement. Guests may plan to arrive with your student on the assigned New Student Orientation date.

Transitioning to college can be just as important to parents as it is to students. That is why A-State designed an orientation program for parents, which coincides with the student schedule. Parents will meet representatives from the faculty, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Residence Life, and many other areas of campus.

Contact the Leadership Center at 870-972-2055 for questions about the New Student Orientation program.

First Year Parent Association

While at New Student Orientation, parents/guardians have the opportunity to sign up for the First-Year Parent Association. Membership in the association includes access to the weekly electronic communications and monthly newsletters featuring timely articles, important dates, photo gallery of first year students and other information relevant to the parents of first-year A-State students.

This is a great opportunity for you to stay involved, and at the same time, let your son or daughter have the opportunity to take charge of his or her education. The entire fee of $20.00 goes directly to programming and special activities for our first-year students.

Membership dues are collected during New Student Orientation via the Treasurer's Office, located on the second floor of the Student Union, or may be mailed to Treasurer's Office, P.O. Box 1680 / State University, AR 72467.

Please include your name, preferred email address, phone number, name of your student and a check payable to Arkansas State University.

If you have any questions about the First Year Parent Association, contact Paige Walker at awalker@AState.edu or (870) 972-3574.

2019 NSO Dates

A-State offers college-specific orientations designed so incoming students can meet the Dean, faculty, advisors, as well as new classmates in their area of interest. Click the link below for more information on the best date(s) for your intended major. 

May 22, June 3

June 5, June 10, June 12

June 17, June 19, June 24


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