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Welcome to your student orientation!

We are so excited to have you join us on your orientation day. Currently, we are hosting virtual orientation sessions as well as in-person sessions for all incoming students, and have several opportunities tailored to your specific journey. Each of these sessions offer important information to help you experience a smooth transition into MSU Denver as well as opportunities to engage with advising and registration. 

We look forward to meeting you soon!

First-Time College Students

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First-Time College Students

First-time college students are students who are attending college for the first time, whether straight from high school or whenever you feel ready to continue your education (regardless of your age). Please note, that you will need to have access to your MSU Denver student account in order to register for orientation.

Click here to sign up for your orientation!

Transfer Students

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Transfer Students

Transfer students are students who are currently attending, or have previously attended, a community college or four-year college/university and plan on transferring your completed credits to MSU Denver. Transfer students have the option of completing their orientation experience online or on-campus. Please note, that you will need to have access to your MSU Denver student account in order to register for orientation.

Click here to sign up for your orientation!

How Orientation Can Help Students

  • Provide programming to ensure a smooth-transition to MSU Denver including information, resources, and advising and registration
  • Support students in connecting with appropriate resources
  • Help you prepare for your orientation session, including registration and day-of details
  • Answer your questions and/or help navigate the beginning of your college experience

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Orientation Types

We have several different types of orientation programs available to students, and some have both in-person and online options.

Please review the sessions below to see which session is right for you! If you have further questions, please contact us by phone at 303-615-0770, or by email at [email protected]

Virtual Orientation Session – a live orientation session taking place in an online environment via Microsoft Teams. The session includes the following – Welcome Presentation, Student-led Small Groups, Financial Aid and Dean of Students Info, Advising and Registration, Optional Sessions for Transfer and Veteran Students, Option for individual meetings with Financial Aid

In-Person Orientation Session – a live orientation session taking place on the Auraria campus. The session includes the following – Welcome Presentation, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Engagement and Wellness/Phoenix Center, Tabling with Campus Representatives, Student Panel, Advising and Registration, Optional Sessions for Transfer and Veteran Students, Option for individual meetings with Financial Aid

Online Orientation (Transfer and Online Program students only) – a self-paced orientation to complete virtually at any time. The session includes videos and reading on MSU Denver and the Auraria Campus, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Student Engagement & Wellness, Academic Advising, Next Steps (Advising and Registration support completed separately)