Orientation-Next Steps

Our Orientation Leaders look foward to seeing you at your orientation! You will receive a confirmation email indicating the date you have selected and your payment status. If you still need to register a family member or guest, return to the Orientation Registration  site and complete your registration. Please review the information below to ensure you are ready to attend your orientation session.

  • Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

    In order to REGISTER FOR CLASSES, students must meet meningitis requirements. Effective January 1, 2014 Texas state law (Senate Bill 62) requires that on the first day of class at an institution of higher education in Texas, Sam Houston State University, students must provide proof of immunization OR an accepted waiver for bacterial meningitis.

    For more information and directions on how to submit, please visit SHSU Health Center: Meningitis.

    Questions? Need Help? Please contact the SHSU Health Center at 936.294.1805 shc@shsu.edu

  • Texas State Intiative (TSI)

    In order to be ADVISED and REGISTER, students must meet TSI requirements. Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). The law requires all students entering college to be assessed for college readiness in mathematics, reading, and writing unless the student qualifies for a waiver or exemption.

    To view your current TSI status: Visit My Sam and select the "Registration" tab. From the "Registration Toolbox" you can check your TSI status or view test scores.

    For more information and directions on how to submit, please visit SHSU Registrar: TSI.

    Questions? Need Help? Please contact the Registrar's Office at 936.294.1040 tsi@shsu.edu

  • Advising

    ALL incoming students (Freshman & Transfer) are required to be advised as there is an advising hold on your account that will prevent you from registering for classes.

    For more information and to set up an advising appointment visit the SAM Center.

    Questions? Need Help? Please contact the SAM Center at samcenter@shsu.edu

  • Class Registration

    SHSU strongly encourages students to register as soon as all pre-registration requirements are completed and before you attend orientation. Registering early will help students maximize their course offerings. To start the class registration process and for more information, visit the Registrar's Office.

    Questions? Need Help? Please contact the Registrar's Office at 936.294.1040 registrar@shsu.edu

  • Pre-Orientation

    Completing the pre-orientation module is REQUIRED and once completed will allow the Bearkat Orientation staff to send you important information about your upcoming orientation. Pre-Orientation for Bearkats is an interactive module containing information about campus resources that you will need in order to have a successful transition from high school to Sam Houston State University. The module contains videos, resource information and a learning check that will test your knowledge - so be sure to pay close attention and take notes if needed. You will receive notification via your email once Pre-Orientation is open for you to complete.

    How to complete Pre-Orientation for Bearkats:

    1. Visit www.shsu.edu

    2. Select the “Campus Tools” drop down and select My Sam (use your SHSU Username and Password to login)

    3. Click “BlackBoard” found in the upper right-hand corner

    4. Once in BlackBoard, scroll down until you see “My Organizations”

    5. Click Pre- and Post-Orientation for Bearkats

  • Have More Questions?

    Please contact our office at 936.294.1782 or by email at orientation@shsu.edu.