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Online @ State Orientation

Online@State Orientation for Spring 2023 admits will become available October 17, 2022.

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This free four-day course goes over the essentials of being an online student at Mississippi State. This noncredit course should take less than 5 hours to complete, but it is invaluable in assisting you in making the most of your time and efforts as an MSU student.

Undergraduate students must complete this course in order to be released to register for classes.


What’s involved?

Class highlights include the following:

#1. Welcome to Online @ State Orientation

Students will be introduced to Canvas while teaching them about Mississippi State University. Just as in traditional courses, they will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, learn about the Honor Code and Student Services, and take a syllabus quiz.


#2. Online Learning Readiness

eLearnReady is a free tool available to predict a student’s ability to succeed in an online environment. Let us know if you have questions about your results. We are here to help students succeed from start to finish!


#3. Library Resources

This overview will familiarize you with the expanse of tools and resources available online. A web hunt is included for some hands-on learning.


#4. Departmental Resources

You will be given information about the specific program you have chosen to study.


So it’s time to get registered

Undergraduate students who have not declared a major at this time should choose "Non Degree Seeking - Undergraduate" in the Planned Program of Study option listed below.

Graduate students who have not declared a major at this time should choose "Unclassified - Graduate" in the Planned Program of Study option listed below.

  1. Set up your Microsoft 365 account.
  2. Submit the registration form below.
  3. Access canvas.msstate.edu the day your orientation is scheduled to begin.

Joy Bailey, your course instructor, is ready to answer any questions you might have.