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New Student Orientation

Welcome to A-State!

New Student Orientation is a mandatory, one-day program for admitted incoming freshmen.

This program is designed to assist you in developing an understanding of the transition you will make to a collegiate environment and to enhance your success in college. 

There is no fee associated with your orientation session. At orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet an academic advisor, register for classes, receive information about campus resources, learn about campus involvement opportunities and meet other A-State students.

Need Additional Assistance?

  • Registering for a New Student Orientation Session?
    Contact the Office of Admissions at 870-972-2782.
  • Checking on admission status or document verification? 
    Contact the Office of Admissions at 870-972-2591.
  • Questions regarding what to expect at New Student Orientation?
    Contact the Leadership Center at 870-972-2055.
Camp A-State

Howl howlingInterested in getting a head start on campus involvement and want to become a student leader at A-State? Camp A-State is the place for you! Camp A-State is a 2-day, 1 night program designed to provide incoming freshmen with information to help aid in the transition process to A-State.


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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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Contact the Leadership Center

Phone: 870-972-2055
Fax: 870-972-3017

Postal Address:
PO Box 1980
State University, AR  72467

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