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 2015 New Student Orientation which will be held on Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23. Registration will be held on Friday, August 21 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 21 and classes will begin on Monday, August 24.

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 (S.O.A.R.) Sessions in June which complements Fall Orientation, please click on the link below to register to have your Fall 2015 Class Schedule completed. Once your form has been successfully submitted, you should receive a thank you for submitting confirmation.

Moving In

  • All students must present proof of completed registration for clearance to check into his/her assigned residence hall for the fall academic term.
  • Residence Halls will open on Friday, August 21 at 8:00 a.m. for all NEW Students (Freshmen and Transfer).
  • Report to your assigned residence hall when you arrive on campus if your registration is complete. If registration is not complete, please report immediately to the James L. Bolden Campus Union Multi-Purpose Room to sign in for further directions and to pick up an Orientation checklist.
  • Review schedule of events for all First Year Students online at

Cost of Orientation

A $100 Orientation fee is charged to all first-year students to cover the cost of Orientation. It will be included in your Spring tuition bill.

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.

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