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. In order to introduce you to ASU and assist you in making a smooth transition to college life, all incoming students are required to attend Spring 2016 New Student Orientation which will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016. 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 Friday, January 8, 2016. Classes will begin on Monday, January 11, 2016.

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


Moving In

  • All students must present proof of completed registration for clearance to check into his/her assigned residence hall for the spring academic term.
  • Residence Halls will open on Friday, January 8, 2016 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 J.D. Boyd Medgar Wiley Evers Library Auditorium to sign in for further directions and to pick up an Orientation checklist.
  • Review schedule of events for all First Year Students online at

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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