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New Student Orientation

Welcome, New Students!

Welcome to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen! Our New Student Orientation (NSO) program is mandatory for all new students and is required prior to registration for classes. New Student Orientation is designed to help you make the transition into college as smooth as possible. It will help calm your nerves, answer any questions you might have and get you prepared for the many exciting challenges that await you at TSTC.
You will learn valuable information about financial aid, student housing and various other departments and organizations that will help you get the most out of your college experience. Upon successful completion of the NSO program, you are graded for your satisfactory attendance and allowed to continue the registration process for the following semester’s courses.

Students will learn about:

  • TechOne card (TSTC ID)
  • Financial Aid 
  • Portal account
  • WebAdvisor and MyMail accounts
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Support Services for Special Populations
  • And a lot more…!

On-Campus Orientation

New Student Orientations are scheduled from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Students must make arrangements to arrive on time. New Student Orientation is held at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center.


2015 New Student Orientation Dates

Must have completed the admissions process by the registration deadline.

Summer (Live NSO)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Location: Cultural Arts Center. 

Fall (Live NSO)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Saturday June 13, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

*Saturday, July 11, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

* Parent Orientation will be held from 8AM-1PM, Sat. July 11th. Location: VIP Room located in the TSTC Cafeteria. English and Spanish orientations will be offered. RSVP by calling 956.364.4117

NOTE: The registration deadline excludes the Online Orientation and only applies to the LIVE NSO. 

Online NSO 

Students who are not able to attend On-Campus New Student Orientation, may complete Online New Student Orientation. Students may register for classes 24 hours after completing the Online Orientation. Students will not have their registration hold cleared until they have completed the entire orientation. Students who participate in Online Orientation are still required to communicate with a program adviser prior to registering for classes.

Parent Orientation
Frequently Asked Questions

All new students must complete the admissions process prior to registering for New Student Orientation. For assistance registering for online or live orientation, please contact the Coordinator of New Student Programs at 956.364.4117

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