Freshmen Orientation Gets Under Way

Posted on: June 18, 2013


Incoming freshmen are beginning their visits to MSU to attend the Academic Orientation Program (AOP). While they’re on campus, students learn more about their major, all the resources available to them as MSU and CAS students, and college life in general. 

According to the MSU Admissions Office, more than 30,000 students have applied to the university thus far. Around 7,900 will be admitted. Currently, there are 341 incoming freshmen and 70 transfer students signed up for CAS’s AOP this summer.Students attending orientation stay overnight in Case Hall to experience cafeteria food and dorm life, attend a few different seminars, tour the campus and their college, meet with their adviser and schedule their classes. 

When incoming students who have declared a CAS major visit the building, an AOP staff member helps them use "Schedule Builder" to enroll in courses for their freshmen year. Most students will be advised to enroll in a mix of university requirements and courses for their major. 

AOP staff members serve as a great resource for incoming freshmen because all of them are current MSU students. They not only answer questions, but suggest courses and organizations based on the student’s interest, and help them to see how much MSU has to offer. 

James Adams, an incoming freshman from Harbor Springs, Mich., who plans to double major in journalism and advertising, said, “So far, it’s been great. Everyone is so friendly, and I’m excited to come here.”


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