New Students (Fall Admits)

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!

So what’s next?

Register to attend a New Student Orientation Session. Orientation Sessions are required for all incoming freshmen. 

Student Orientation Sessions

After you have received written notification of acceptance to SWOSU, you may register for an Orientation Session. Select an Orientation Session and register online or call 580.774.3233. Since sessions fill quickly, please remember to RSVP early. You will receive confirmation material by e-mail after we process your reservation.

  • Friday, April 5th
  • Thursday, April 11th
  • Friday, April 19th
  • Monday, June 17th
  • Monday, July 15th
  • Wednesday, August 14th

All Orientation Sessions are from 9 a.m.  2 p.m., including the initial information session, advisement and enrollment.

Feel free to bring your family along.

What to Expect

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. Student registration begins in the Fine Arts Center
Family registration begins in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center (PCEC)
9 – 11 a.m. Student Orientation program (all the things you need to know about SWOSU) @ the Fine Arts Center
– 11 a.m. Family Session @ the PCEC
10 – 11 a.m. Student Academic Advising/Enrollment (selecting your classes)
Family members will not be with students during enrollment, consider looking at the online course schedule (Spring and Summer 2019 or Starting Fall 2019with your family before the orientation session
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House (visit with departments, turn in paper work) @ PCEC
Offices available include:

Lunch on your own

1 p.m. Financial Responsibility Program (Students & Family Combined) @ PCEC
Official fall class schedules will be available to pick up following the session

What to Bring

  1. Photo ID or Drivers License  Students should bring a photo ID with them to pick up their SWOSU student ID and parking decal or to take the CPT (Computerized Placement Test) to clear deficiencies.
  2. Final high school transcript (send at the end of the semester if grades have not posted).
  3. Student Health form/shot record.
  4. Residence Hall application and $100 deposit.
  5. Any needed paper work for Financial Aid.
  6. List of possible classes you would enjoy taking. Go to the online course schedule to view course selection and closed classes.
  7. View the course catalog to find requirements for your academic major.
  8. Money for lunch. Feel free to grab lunch on or off campus. On-campus choices include Duke’s Diner, all-you-can-eat cafeteria, or the Food Court, four fast food outlets and a bakery. Food Court choices include Arrezzio's Italian Café, Brandy's Grill (hamburgers and sandwiches), Casa Solana Mexican Cantina, The Strip Joint (chicken strips and fries), The Corner Bakery (homemade baked goods), and The Yogurt Corner (self-serve yogurt).

Family Orientation Sessions

We encourage families to attend a Family Orientation Session while the students attend their session. Family Sessions run concurrently with Student Orientation Sessions and are designed to answer parental questions and concerns. Family Sessions take place in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom beginning at 9 a.m.

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. Family registration begins in the lobby of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center
9 - 11 a.m. Family Orientation Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open House and tours with your student
Lunch on your own
1 p.m. Financial Responsibility Program (Students & Family Combined) @ PCEC
Official fall class schedules will be available to pick up following the session

What else does NSO include?

Along with the New Student Orientation Session that you will attend, NSO also includes the following:

  • Mass Orientation, Saturday, August 17th  
  • A one-hour credit Freshman Orientation course
  • Dawg Days (planned activities during the first weeks of the fall semester)
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