Incoming Freshman Students
Welcome New Freshmen!
Overnight | Recommended Experience
This recommended program is a two-day experience that provides you with an opportunity to meet your advisor, enroll, take the Math Placement exam (if you haven't already) and begin to experience life on campus in a residence hall.Learn more about the overnight orientation program. View the overnight program dates.
One Day | Alternate Option
The one-day program is an alternative for students and families with limited time to enroll. This program is fast-paced and does not include all of the material covered in an overnight experience.Learn more about our one-day orientation program. View the one-day program dates.
If you live outside a 12-hour drive from Stillwater and cannot attend orientation, serve in the military, are out of the country, have a financial hardship or family emergency, we offer an online enrollment process as a last resort. We strongly recommend you attend an overnight program so you can be the most prepared for your first year at OSU.Contact our office to make absentee arrangements.
Family Members or Guests at Orientation?
We hope they will join you! Attendance for family members is optional. However, more than 75% of students bring family members to orientation and enrollment, and we believe they are joining the Cowboy family too. We strongly encourage a family member to attend if possible so that you have someone else to gather important information. Cost for family members or guests is $20 each (charged for up to three or $60). This fee covers parking, meal(s), staffing, facilities and materials during the program, and must be paid in advance via the application portal.
Register guests on the application portal