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:
• Campus Housing
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.
2014 New Student Orientation Dates
Fall (Live NSO)
Must have completed the admissions process by the registration deadline.
Tuesday, April 22 - CLOSED
Saturday, May 17 - CLOSED
Wednesday, June 11 -CLOSED
Thursday, June 26 - CLOSED
Saturday, July 12 - CLOSED
Thursday, July 17 - CLOSED
Thursday, July 24 - CLOSED
Tuesday, August 5 - CLOSED
Saturday, August 16 - CLOSED
Tuesday, August 19 - CLOSED
NOTE: The registration deadline excludes the Online Orientation and only applies to the LIVE 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.
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 Student Recruitment Office at 956.364.4117