How to Register for Transfer Orientation

A step-by-step process to successfully register for Orientation and more!

Complete Prior to Orientation: 

  1. Activate your Star ID. (Reminder: You will need your Star ID and password for Step 2.) 
  2. Enrollment Confirmation: Check your email. The University will email you instructions each Sunday to confirm your enrollment an da link to your personalized website. Visit your admissions checklist where you can confirm your enrollment to let us know you're coming. If you need help, please email  

  3. Registration for Summer/Fall 2024 Orientation is open.  Please be sure to check the email account you used to apply to the university to find your invitation.  New invitations will be emailed out each Monday.

    You will receive an orientation invitation by email. In the email there will be a link to take you to your personal page to register for the orientation. The Orientation Registration invitation email will be sent out weekly to the email address used when you applied to the university. You can also visit your admissions checklist to register for Orientation. If you need help please email 

  4. Start using your University MavMail email account. 
  5. Register for your transfer virtual connection lab. Virtual Connection Labs allow you to get your questions and concerns addressed, talk with current student leaders on our campus, and meet your peers to make connections before you start in the spring. One-hour Connection Labs provide you with a fun, interactive way to meet other students. You will be emailed an invitation to register for a Virtual Connection Lab at a later time. Virtual Connection Labs are currently closed for registration but will open in the near future.  You will receive an invitation via email when they open.
  6. Submit your photo and government ID to secure your MavCARD by logging in here: MSU Photo Upload. MavCARDS will not be mailed but can be picked up at the MavCARD office when you arrive on campus. You must have a MavCARD in hand to move in to a residence hall and to access dining accounts the week before class starts. Call the MavCARD office at 507-389-1707 or email for more information.
  7. Apply for Financial Aid. Check your email regularly to complete any additional steps.
  8. Apply for on-campus housing. Students planning to live off-campus should review information about off-campus housing
  9. Students living on-campus will need to choose and sign up for a meal plan
  10.  Students who graduated from high school outside the state of Minnesota and/or students who have not had their tetanus/diphtheria vaccine within the last ten years need to submit an immunization record form
  11. Submit your final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions

After Orientation: 

  1. Before classes begin, you need to check your university email account. Any additional information, including modules you need to complete, will be sent your university email account. 
  2. Check your Financial Aid status and complete any remaining required documents. 
  3. Review important dates and deadlines related to financial aid, payment, and registration. 
  4. Sign up for VIP Event Texting to get exclusive access, advance tickets, prizes, giveaways and more to the happening events on campus.  Text: Student to 76626 to opt in