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Online @ State Orientation

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You can work on the class work at your convenience; however, we encourage you to complete it as quickly as possible.

Once you've submitted your orientation registration below, a course invitation email will be sent to your MSU student email account. Please check this email to accept the invitation and begin working on the orientation. If you need technical assistance, please contact help@online.msstate.edu.

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


The topics you will explore in this course include:

  • Understanding Banner 9
  • Important Student Resources
  • Student Conduct
  • Navigating Canvas
  • Technology Requirements and Services

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.