Orientation fee

A $75 fee for orientation activities will be applied to each incoming undergraduate student’s bill at the beginning of their first semester to help optimize Huskies Advising and Registration and Huskies First Four.

New First-Year Students

Welcome to St. Cloud State University!

We are excited to have you join us for your Huskies Advising and Registration. Attending this event is mandatory (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) for all new first-year students because your success is our first priority.

You will receive a confirmation packet in early May, which will contain your Huskies Advising and Registration Day schedule, placement testing guidelines, parking information and what to bring to your day. Click here for an electronic version of the Confirmation Mailng

Advising Day Agenda

8-10 a.m. - Husky Expo
Explore a variety of campus resources, organizations and offices

  • Meet with your advisor
  • Placement testing if needed
  • River walk
  • Cyber Cafe
  • Tour of Career Services
  • Tour of Miller Center library

8:30 and 9:15 a.m. - Financing Your Education

10 a.m. - Opening Session and Academic Presentation

Noon - Lunch

1 p.m. - Registration (students only)

1:15 p.m. - Partners in Education Presentation (friends and family)

2:45 p.m. - Residential Life Presentation and Tour

Family and Friends

We recognize the important role that family members play in the success of our students and invite and encourage parents or other support person/s to attend Huskies Advising and Registration. Due to space availability, a maximum of two guests per person is appreciated.

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Placement Testing

Placement testing consists of Accuplacer (for English and math placement) and tests determined by a student’s intended major. Not all students will have to take placement tests on their Huskies Advising and Registration Day as ACT scores will suffice for many. Check the Placement Testing at SCSU website for more information.

Still have questions about placement testing? Please call Undergraduate Studies Placement Testing: (320) 308-8378.

What to Bring

  • Government issued photo ID to get your SCSU ID card.
  • Method of payment, if you wish to purchase SCSU logo wear from our campus bookstore, or make a deposit into your TCF Bank or Campus Cash account.
  • List of any courses and/or tests and transcripts for any college level credits that have not yet been sent to St. Cloud State University.


When you reserve your date for a Huskies Advising and Registration Day you will receive information on where to park.

Parking is also available in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp. You will have to pay the hourly rate of $0.75 per half hour if you park in the ramp.

If you choose to park elsewhere on campus, please follow the parking regulations to avoid a parking ticket.

Congratulations on your decision to attend St. Cloud State University!

We look forward to working with you on your day. If you have any questions please contact Advising and Student Transitions at 320-308-6075.