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New Students / Fall

Congratulations! You’re on your way to becoming a bulldog!

You are about to embark on a life-changing journey, and we are excited you have chosen SWOSU. It will not take you long to realize how you fit in at SWOSU and that it is the right place for you!

NSO will be made up of two parts: Enrolling in classes and Getting to know more about SWOSU.

Enrollment will begin as early as the week of March 29th for incoming freshmen. We recommend signing up early so that you have many options available when selecting your classes.

Enrolling in Classes

Students will register for a specific week for enrollment. In order to streamline the process, students will be asked to complete a Pre-Advisement Questionnaire (sent from the NSO Office) two weeks before their designated enrollment week. Students must complete this questionnaire prior to being contacted by an advisor.

What happens during my Enrollment Week?

Typically, an advisor will reach out to you on Monday or Tuesday to introduce themselves, ask a few questions, and possibly set up a time to meet via phone or Zoom. It is important to check your email on a regular basis and respond promptly so that you can be enrolled as soon as possible (it’s also a good idea to check your junk mail folder just in case).

What if an advisor doesn’t contact me during my Enrollment Week?

Sometimes things happen that we can’t foresee. If you haven’t heard from an advisor by the end of your Enrollment Week, it’s a good idea to contact the NSO Office be phone or email (580.774.3233 or and we can check on the status on your enrollment.

Getting to know more about SWOSU

Beginning on April 19, students that have registered for an Enrollment Week will be added to our Online Orientation platform. Online Orientation will take place in Canvas, which is what SWOSU uses as an online tool for courses across campus.

What does Online Orientation include?

Online Orientation, or “Online O” for short, gives you a brief overview to SWOSU. It introduces you to key departments and people on campus and give you a glimpse into student life.

How do I connect with an Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are current SWOSU students that want to help you! They recently made the transition to college and understand what you’re going through. OLs are a great source of information and experience. Students can opt-in to be part of an informal Facebook group that will be a space to connect with OLs and other incoming freshmen, ask questions, and share with one another as you prepare to come to SWOSU. Students will receive more info about the Facebook group when they open on April 5.

Still Need to Register?

If you haven’t registered go to the Orientation page to sign up.

The New Student Orientation staff looks forward
to connecting with you as you become a Bulldog!