Orientation-Next Steps

Our Orientation Leaders look forward to seeing you at your orientation! You will receive a confirmation email indicating the date you have selected and your payment status. 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 Initiative (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

  • Request Bearkat OneCard

    You will receive your Bearkat OneCard at Orientation check-in, however you must first request your card online and upload a photograph for your card. Please request your card as soon as you're registered for Orientation. Request your Bearkat OneCard.

    Questions? Need Help? Please contact Student Account Services at 936.294.2273 bearkatone@shsu.edu

  • Have More Questions?

    Please contact our office at 936.294.1844 or by email at orientation@shsu.edu.