Student Orientation, Advising & Registration Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Is Student Orientation, Advising & Registration required for all students?
    A. Yes, Student Orientation, Advising & Registration is mandatory for students. This full-day program provides important information about campus, courses, financial aid, residence halls and student services. You’ll also meet with faculty and advisors and register for classes.

    Q. If I was a PSEO student, do I need to attend Student Orientation, Advising & Registration?
    A. Yes, attending Student Orientation, Advising & Registration is mandatory for PSEO students. This is a great opportunity to meet new students, meet advisors in your area of study and get registered for your classes.

    Q. Is Student Orientation, Advising & Registration required for parents?
    A. Student Orientation, Advising & Registration is not required for parents, but we highly encourage them to attend. In fact, nearly all incoming freshmen bring at least one parent or family member.

    Q. Will parents and students be together during Student Orientation, Advising & Registration?
    A. Parents and students will be together for part of Student Orientation, Advising & Registration, but not all of it. Parents will attend a program geared specifically toward them while students attend their own program, meet with advisors and register for classes.

    Q. What do I need to bring to Student Orientation, Advising & Registration?
    A. You’ll want to look at the New Student Checklist to ensure you get the most from Student Orientation, Advising & Registration.

    Q. What if I register for Student Orientation, Advising & Registration and then need to cancel or reschedule?
    A. No problem. You can cancel or reschedule your Student Orientation, Advising & Registration by contacting First Year Programs office.

    Q. Where should I park for Student Orientation, Advising & Registration?
    A. You will check-in for Student Orientation, Advising & Registration in the Comstock Memorial Union. The Comstock Memorial Union is located on the corner of 6th Avenue South and 14th Street South as indicated on the Campus Map. You may park in any of the surrounding general or metered parking lots, which are indicated in yellow or red on the parking map. You will not need to pay the meter or display a parking permit during Student Orientation, Advising & Registration.

    Q. Are there any fees for attending Student Orientation, Advising & Registration?
    A. No. New students are assessed a one-time new-student fee of $90 fee as part of their tuition and fee payment. The fee covers Student Orientation, Advising & Registration, Dragon Welcome Week in the fall and social and academic programs throughout the year.

    Q. What will I learn at Student Orientation, Advising & Registration?
    A. Everything you need to make a smooth transition to Minnesota State University Moorhead! You'll receive your fall class schedule, find out what you need to do before joining us in the fall and connect with peers, upperclassmen and faculty/staff.

    Q. Can I meet my advisor, get my classes and then leave Student Orientation, Advising & Registration early?
    A. No. The advisors have prepared personalized information for you to use throughout the SOAR day, so plan to attend the entire program - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have prior commitments for that day, please sign up for another day so you can attend the full program.