Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Students sitting in front of the Student Union

New Student Orientation

Welcome to A-State!

New Student Orientation will be a mixture of in person and virtual sessions. Our goal is to offer students and families the best A-State transition experience in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. Whether virtual or in person, every student will receive valuable information about campus life and academics at A-State. New Student Orientation is required for all incoming first year students.

Academic Advising

Prior to your preferred NSO date, your academic advisor will contact you to schedule a virtual advising meeting. This one-on-one session will allow you the opportunity to create a Fall course schedule and learn more about your selected degree plan. Your Fall course schedule will be finalized during New Student Orientation. 

Families and Guests

New Student Orientation helps your student successfully join the A-State community. We know parent and families play a critical role in the success of our students. New Student Orientation is an informative and engaging day for parents and families to learn more about campus resources and ways to best support your student while at A-State. Whether this is your first college student or fifth, we invite you to participate in New Student Orientation to become familiar with support services available to you and your student. (Due to COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines, we will ask that each student bring only one guest to their NSO session.)

What to Expect at New Student Orientation:

  • Learn how to support your student’s academic and personal development.
  • Receive information on a variety of services and ways students can get involved on campus.
  • Meet current students, staff and administrators.
  • Discover how to become involved as an A-State Parent.

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.
  • Reserve your textbooks for the Fall semester!
    Contact the A-State Bookstore at 870-972-2058.
  • Order your on-campus parking permit.
    Login to your my.AState.edu portal and click Parking, Get Permits, and select the permit you wish to purchase.
2021 NSO Dates
July 27

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