First Year Experience

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. In order to introduce you to ASU and assist you in making a smooth transition to college life, all new students registering for the Spring Semester are required to attend Spring 2015 New Student Orientation which will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015. The day will officially begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. in the J.D.Boyd Medgar Wiley Evers Library Auditorium. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

You will have the opportunity to experience orientation with a small group of your classmates. You will be able to meet with academic advisors, register for classes, review your transfer credit evaluations and become acquainted with the campus, and learn more about the programs and services offered at Alcorn State University. 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.

Residence Halls will open on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Classes will begin on Monday, January 12, 2015.

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 Year Experience Program


NOTE: If you did not attend one of the Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Sessions this summer which complements Fall Orientation, please click on the link below to register to complete your Fall 2014 Class Schedule. Once your form has been successfully submitted, you should receive a thank you for submitting confirmation. Click on the Spring 2015 Orientation Program Link to the right to review the Itinerary.


  • All students must present proof of completed registration for clearance to check into their assigned residence hall for the spring academic term.
  • Residence Halls open on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Report to assigned residence hall when you arrive on campus if your registration is complete. If registration is not complete, please report immediately to the Division of University College (Academic Student Support Center) in Lanier Hall to complete the registration process.

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?

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