New student orientation

Metropolitan State University provides New Student Orientation throughout the academic year for first year and transfer students to help smooth the transition into academic and co-curricular experiences. It may take up to three business days to verify the successful completion of online new student orientation. Students will receive an email notification to their university account confirming Online Orientation completion.

All newly admitted students are required to complete Online Orientation (through D2L Brightspace) and strongly encouraged to attend On-Campus Orientation and Group Advising sessions to help provide information about involvement, engagement, on-campus resources, academic advising and the registration process. Students with 16 credits or less, and/or admitted on academic warning, must attend the On-Campus Orientation and Group Advising session options.

What is online orientation?

Online Orientation is composed of modules containing what students should know for their academic and co-curricular success at Metropolitan State. This includes videos and quizzes on Title IX, 1B.1 and 1B.3 policies. After completing the modules, students must take and pass a comprehensive quiz on the module content. Online Orientation can be accessed through the D2L Brightspace portal on the Metropolitan State website.

What is the On-Campus Orientation and Group Advising session?

On-campus open advising and registration sessions are hosted on the Saint Paul campus and typically last around four hours. This session is encouraged for all students and required for first year students with fewer than 16 credits and those admitted on academic warning. At this session students can expect to receive:

  • an in depth academic program information
  • group advising
  • course registration
  • staff and faculty networking and connection opportunities
  • information about student support services
  • a tour the Saint Paul campus
  • a student identification card

Students attending the on campus group advising and registration session must complete the online orientation process at least three business days prior to the session to ensure they will be able to register for courses.

For more information contact Online Orientation or Student Life.