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New Freshman

Congratulations freshman students on your admission to Oklahoma State University! We are excited to have you as a vital member of our diverse Cowboy family. 

Check-in for the orientation program on Thursday-Friday, July 18-19 will take place at Wes Watkins Center.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FULL. Please call our office at 405-744-3636 for other options.



 **Overnight Programs (recommended)
Overnight orientation programs are designed to help students work through the enrollment process and maximize their campus experience.
During the Overnight Program, you will:

  • Discuss your academic plan twice;
    - Visit with academic college representatives on day 1.
    - Meet an academic adviser and enroll in classes on day 2.

  • Meet your orientation leaders in small groups.

  • Attend informational breakout workshops about financial planning and college readiness.

  • Participate in evening activities at the Colvin Center.

  • Experience on-campus housing. 

**Orientation Plus Program (recommended)

This program combines the Overnight Program and Camp Cowboy into one convenient weekend program. Students will participate in orientation Thursday and Friday and Camp Cowboy activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Waivers are available to cover the cost of Camp Cowboy. Contact their office at 405-744-0383 for details.

Check-in for Overnight and Orientation Plus programs run from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Student Union Campus Life Area on the 2nd Floor. Please park in the Student Union Parking Garage, which is located near the corner of University Ave & Hester St.

  1. If you need to retake the Math Placement Exam, please check-in by 8:30 a.m.
  1. If you need to take the Foreign Language Test, please check-in by 8:30 a.m. 
  1. If you are taking a campus or library tour, please check-in by 10:15 a.m.
  1. Additionally, if you are in the Honors College, please check-in by 11:15 a.m. Students taking exams will be finished before the Honors College session.

*One-Day Programs
If you can’t attend an Overnight Program, we offer alternate One-Day Programs. These programs are designed for students who have attended multiple academic campus events, are certain of their degree choice and can make decisions quickly. During this enrollment day, you will meet with your academic adviser in the afternoon to enroll for classes, while family members attend a family information session.

Check-in for One Day programs begin at 9 a.m. at the Student Union.



2019 NSO Costs


Camp Cowboy is an activity-filled experience, creating connections with other new students and OSU student leaders led by the Office of Leadership and Campus Life. Participants engage in team-building activities and small group discussions, meet OSU athletes and coaches at the spirit session, can participate in recreational activities such as a challenge course and volleyball, and enjoy campfires while learning about personal strengths and engagement opportunities.

For your convenience, all but one Camp Cowboy weekend falls immediately following orientation and enrollment sessions combined in our Orientation Plus Program. If the cost of attendance factors into your decision, a limited number of registration fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Please call 405-744-0383 or visit for more information.

Cowboy Quest is a camping and canoeing expedition on the Buffalo River in Northwest Arkansas. All skill levels are welcome and camping supplies are provided. This program is separate from Camp Cowboy and is NOT required. The most up-to-date fee and program information is available online at Registration can be done while you register for orientation at

Once you have reviewed all the dates and read the information, select the "program registration" icon to register.  Review some of the student and family publications for additional information about OSU and the orientation program.

If you have any dietary or disability needs, please contact Palvih Bhana at 405-744-3636 or 

To ensure that we are effective and timely in providing your accommodations, please notify our office at least one week prior to your enrollment program.