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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 through Orientation.

SWOSU is offering several options for Fall 2021 Enrollment. Student may choose between virtual or face-to-face enrollment options.

Virtual Enrollment

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 orientation@swosu.edu) and we can check on the status on your enrollment.

Face-to-Face Enrollment

Students will register for a specific date to come to campus for enrollment. An NSO Enrollment and Info Session will include presentations about student services, financial aid and billing, and time for students to meet with academic advisors to enroll in classes. 

Orientation

Orientation is full of useful information for students and their families during the transition to college and life as a bulldog! Students may choose to complete Orientation online or in-person.

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.

In-Person New Student Information Sessions

Students will register for a specific date to learn more about campus life and what it’s like to be Dawg! Each student may bring 2 guests with them to the session where you’ll hear from a variety of campus departments, have an opportunity to get your questions answered, and get your student ID and parking decal. Register at the link below.

*Face-to-Face Enrollment and In-Person Info Sessions are the same event. If you wish to enroll face-to-face, you only need to fill out the Face-to-Face Enrollment Registration Form.

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. You’ll also be able to connect with OLs during Face-to-Face Enrollment and Info Sessions this summer!

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!

Students that were signed up for April NSO dates have already begun this process; Students that were signed up for a summer NSO date (June 15, July 20, August 12) or that register for NSO after April 10th will begin enrollment in June.

Online Orientation Modules

Students will be added to an Online Orientation course through Canvas. To access the course, students must be able to login through their GoSWOSU Single Sign On account. See directions for logging in.

Online Orientation will include 3 parts that will become available at different times throughout the summer. All 3 parts must be completed prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester.

  • Part One- “Taking Care of Business” available Monday, April 20
  • Part Two- “Student Services & Resources” available Monday, June 1
  • Part Three- “Student Involvement & Activities” available Monday, July 6

Students will have access to Online Orientation at the above dates regardless of when they will be enrolling in classes.

Still Need to Register?

If you haven’t registered for Orientation yet, click the button below to sign up.

NSO Registration Portal