New Freshman and Transfer Student Orientations

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New Student Orientation

For Freshman and Transfer Students

We are excited that you have chosen to attend Sam Houston State University. So what now? If you are like most new students, you are looking forward to a great college experience, excited but with questions about what to expect.

Current students needing to complete Online Orientation you can access the assessment via Sam Web.  

Maybe you’re wondering about some of these things:

  • How does college differ from high school?
  • How challenging are classes?
  • Do you have the study skills necessary for college?
  • What is there to do for fun on campus?
  • Where do you go for help if needed?
  • What is it like to live on campus?
  • How do you meet people?
  • What can you do to insure that you will be successful at SHSU?


New Student Orientation is here to help you succeed in your transition...

Sam Houston State University’s New Student Orientation program is a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered and get started navigating the logistics associated with starting college or transferring from one school to another. It is also an opportunity to make friends and have FUN!

The New Student Orientation Program hosts organized, purposeful, and positive introduction sessions for all new SHSU students and their families. These sessions help them become familiar with services and programs vital to their successful transition as full and active members of the SHSU community. Partnering collaboratively with other university offices and departments, these sessions help students gain the skills, information and meaningful relationships important to successful long-term academic and personal outcome.

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