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What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation (NSO) is required for all incoming students. Students will learn about Texas State Technical College, classes and so much more. It is an opportunity to explore academics, campus life, and begin developing important relationships with faculty, staff and students. There are also opportunities to have all of your questions answered.

How can I register for New Student Orientation?

Students will have to register for New Student Orientation through this link or visit the Student Orientation Office Student Center Room 132.

At Orientation you will:

  • Learn about TSTC history and traditions
  • Learn how to use the TSTC Portal and student e-mail
  • Explore student life and find out ways to get involved
  • Take a campus tour
  • Meet with a representative from your program
  • Discover all that the student services have to offer

Why attend New Student Orientation?

Orientation is a required program for all incoming students. It helps prepare you for the transition into college life, provides important registration and financial aid information and creates opportunities to engage with current students as well as taking a tour of the campus.

Every new student will need to complete an orientation.

How long is New Student Orientation?

Orientation is held from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. The day includes campus tours, meeting with program chairs, presentations by Financial Aid, Student Records, Student Life and much more.

What should I wear to Orientation?

Dress comfortably. Plan to wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking around campus.

Upcoming New Student Orientation Dates:

For students enrolling in Summer 2017 orientation will be held Tuesday, April 18. and Thursday, May 4. Dates for students beginning classes in Fall 2017 will be posted at a later date. 


New Student Orientation is held at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center located off Loop 499 & Pecan Street.  

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at New Student Orientation should contact the
Counseling & Support Services office at 956-364-4520

Larissa Moreno
Phone: 956.364.4117

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