Dr. Patricia White, Director

1000 ASU Drive#900
Alcorn State, MS 39096

Phone: (601) 877-3954
Fax: (601) 877-6229


First Year Experience

Welcome to Alcorn State University

Welcome to Alcorn State University. You’re about to begin an incredible journey and it’s our goal to help make it the best it can be. We look forward to meeting you at Fall 2017 New Student Orientation which will be held on Friday, August 18 -Sunday, August 20. Registration will be held on Friday, August 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for new and transfer students. The Opening Session for New Student Orientation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom on Friday, August 18. We look forward to seeing you for the Weekend of Welcome (WOW)! Classes will begin on Monday, August 21.

Orientation is required for ALL students. At orientation, you will get the opportunity to learn about the campus, meet other new students, talk to faculty and staff, and discover what services are available to you. Orientation is a great time to ask questions, and get a sneak peek of what to expect at ASU before the semester starts. Studies have shown that students who attend orientation have higher college success rates.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration at Alcorn State University, we look forward to joining you as you begin this exciting journey toward a successful future.

Safe travels and let me be the first to welcome you to your new home!

Patricia White
Patricia White, Ed.D.
Director of First and Second Year Experience Program

NOTE: If you did not attend one of the Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Sessions in June which complements Fall Orientation, please click on the link below to register to have your Fall 2017 Class Schedule completed. Once your form has been successfully submitted, you should receive a thank you for submitting confirmation. 

Fall 2017 Class Registration



What will you need to do prior to Fall 2017 New Student Orientation?

  • Students must be admitted to the university. Office of Admissions and Recruiting Contact Number: 1.800.222.6790 or email for all questions regarding Admission to the university.

  • Visit  as soon as possible to have your Fall 2017 Class Schedule completed (12 hours minimum if you are going to be enrolled full-time).

  • Make sure you have completed your 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the 2017-2018 ASU Financial Aid Application online at (admissions, financial aid, forms). Financial Aid Contact Number: 601.877.6190 or email

    Note: Please accept your Financial Aid Award and pay your fees prior to coming to Fall 2017 New Student Orientation to avoid waiting in long lines. Please use the Step-By-Step Registration Tutorial online at to assist you.

  • Make sure you have completed your Housing Application online if you will be living on campus. Housing Contact Number: 601.877.6478 or

    To apply for housing all new students must complete the following:

    • Be admitted to the university
    • Pay $125.00 Nonrefundable Housing Application Fee at Bursar's Office. Bursar’s Contact Numbers: 601.877.6388 / 601.877.2378 or ( )
    • Activate Email/Blackboard Account ( ).
      • Click on the Personal Information tab or link
      • Select Activate your Email/Blackboard Account
      • Read and Accept the Appropriate Use Policy.
      • Choose a password.
      Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) Contact Number: 601.877.6182

After completion of all of the steps above, use log in credentials to access housing application.

Again if you have a completed class schedule, please use the Step-By-Step Registration Tutorial online at It outlines the steps to accepting your financial aid and paying your fees. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

If you complete registration prior to coming to orientation, please bring your confirmation letter verifying that you have completed registration. You will need proof of completed registration for clearance to check into your assigned residence hall in the fall.

Full registration includes selection of classes and payment of fees by validation of financial aid or processing of other forms of payment (cash, check, or credit card).

All students must complete the process in order to be fully registered. After you have completed all of the steps above, the final step is to take your Alcorn State University Gold Card Picture when you arrive on campus. Please bring a Valid Picture ID with you. You will need it to take your ASU Gold Card Picture.

Moving In


Complete Registration Before Check-In
Students are required to complete registration, including payment of fees, BEFORE checking into residence halls in the fall.

Cost of Orientation
A $100 orientation fee is charged to all first-year students to cover the cost of fall orientation activities. It will be included in your fall tuition bill. (Note: You are registering for the Fall 2017 Semester).

Still Have Questions?
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit a question by email to or or call 601.877.6226 or 601.877.3954.

 Additional Information

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