Yes, all new incoming students (first-year and transfer) are required to participate in Blazer Beginnings Orientation based on student type upon acceptance. 

First-Year Students: Family members may attend as guests. Students are strictly limited to 2 guests per student for a scheduled on-campus orientation.

Transfer Students: The online orientation is for student participation only.

First-Year Students: All orientation sessions will be a one-day on-campus experience.

Transfer Students: The online orientation is designed for transfer students and can be accessed at any time after acceptance. Once registered for an online orientation, you will receive an email with instructions to access the online transfer orientation and receive academic advising contact information. 

In order to have access to the Orientation Registration Section, a student must be admitted. Space is first come, first serve, register early as sessions fill up quickly.  To register for an orientation, log in to the New Student Checklist with your ID and password, select from the dates listed. Your session date confirmation will be emailed to you.

First-Year Student Orientation: Requires a $60 fee per student and $30 fee per guest payable prior to participating in the orientation session. Session fees are nonrefundable. We ask for a 2-guest limit per student.

Transfer Student Orientation: Requires a $30 nonrefundable fee per student. Session fee requires submission to receive online orientation content and academic advising procedures.

Changes are encouraged to be submitted at least 1 week prior to your confirmed session date. We will make every attempt to accommodate a change request. Submit the Orientation Change Request Form to change a date or add a guest only.

Lunch is provided as part of the First-Year Student orientation session. Our on-campus dining hall, Palms, will open for lunch as part of the schedule of the day.

First-Year Students: You must complete the MyMajors Assessment and the Pre-Enrollment Survey. These tools will provide important information to your academic advising team to create your Fall or Summer 2024 course schedule. Complete and submit these as soon as possible. 

Transfer Students: You will receive an email confirmation following the submission of your online session fee. Information on how to proceed with viewing the online content and instructions on how to connect to the academic advising center will be emailed to you. Transfer students can attend an on-campus session by request to the Office of Orientation:

The MyMajors Assessment is used to help confirm your major selection and/or to help students who are exploring to discover majors at VSU. The assessment will recommend your best-fit majors that match your academic achievement, aptitude, unique interests, and preferences. Your advising team will review your assessment and utilize the information as they prepare to build your academic schedule. Only first-year incoming students are required to complete the MyMajors Assessment.

Click here to access the MyMajors Assessment

The Pre-Enrollment survey provides much needed information to your academic advising center. Through the Pre-Enrollment survey, we learn about your interest in academic majors & career goals, incoming course credit (via AP/IB/AICE/Dual Enrollment), and your preference for academic courses. Once your advising team has received your Pre-Enrollment Survey, they will begin building your academic schedule. Only first-year incoming students are required to complete the Pre-Enrollment Survey.

Click here to access the Pre-Enrollment Survey

If after taking the MyMajors Assessment, you desire to update your major, you may do so on the Pre-Enrollment Survey and select your new major. Changing your major after orientation requires communication with your advising team.

No. At your orientation, you will receive information on when and how to view your tuition and fees as well as how to use our Student Online Account Center for payments. Invoices are not mailed, eBills (electronic invoices) are posted online each semester in the Student Online Account Center, after course registration.

The Office of Housing & Residence Life will announce residence hall and roommate assignments in June. Monitor your email. 

You can have your VSU ID Card made ahead of time to be available for pick up at your orientation session. If you do not submit a photo prior to your orientation session, IDs can not be made on-site. You are encouraged to submit a photo at least 2 business days prior to your session. 

Your VSU 1Card (ID card) is used to swipe your way into your residence hall, sporting events, Campus Recreation Center, Student Health Center, campus printers, dining services on and off campus, and so much more!

Transfer Students must have a class registration schedule in order to receive a 1Card. Photos can be uploaded or you can visit the 1Card office to have your photo taken on-site, or to pick up your ICard.

Valdosta State University will process your Florida Prepaid plan for you as a third-party contract. You must complete the Florida Prepaid Transfer Form, which allows VSU to invoice Florida Prepaid on your behalf. For more information, visit

Students must inform and provide appropriate documentation to the Access Office of any disability in order to receive accommodations. Additional information can be found at the Access Office Website. A representative of this office will be available at your orientation session. 

Contact the Orientation Team at or 229-333-7570.