First Steps - Summer Orientation

Have you downloaded the mobile schedule for First Steps?

You can now download a mobile schedule for First Steps Summer Orientation by downloading the "FSU Event Guidebook" and clicking on "First Steps Summer Orientation" to view and customize your schedule! ⁣⁣ These are available through the 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞  & Click for 𝐀𝐩𝐩 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞Click for an electronic version of the 2019 First Steps ScheduleImportant Details, and detailed instructions for the FSU Event Guidebook.

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          First Steps Schedule

First Steps Schedule

Important Details


What is First Steps Summer Orientation?

First Steps with the university is a full one-day New Student Orientation for first-time freshmen, transfer, and early college students that provides you with information and acquaintances that will help you take the right first steps with Fayetteville State University.  At First Steps, you will meet current students, faculty and staff members; complete placement testing; engage with the Orientation Leaders, learn more about campus resources, and meet with university faculty members to ensure you are registered for courses for the upcoming semester.  By the time you leave the university for the day, you will have a completed course schedule for your first semester, secured your housing assignment, and completed all pre-entry tasks listed under the "My To-Do List" column in Broncoville. 

Representatives from various campus resources will be available to assist you throughout the day. First Steps with the University is designed exclusively for students who have been admitted to Fayetteville State University.  The program is required for all first-time freshmen and is strongly recommended for transfer students.  To help us prepare for your participation in First Steps, it is important for you to register for the date that best fits your schedule.  

2019 First Steps Dates:  

Saturday, June 1st

Thursday, June 27th

Friday, June 28th

Thursday, July 25th

Friday, July 26th

First Steps will begin at 7:30 am and will end around 3:15 pm for each respective date. 

Register for First Steps as early as possible and complete the First Steps Questionnaire to ensure the best fitting pre-registered schedule for you.

How do I Register for First Steps Summer Orientation?

Admitted students have several ways to register for First Steps:

Click here to access BRONCOVILLE for a First Steps Registration form. 

You will receive periodic e-mails with the subject heading "First Steps Invitation." These messages will include links to the registration sites for each date.   If you have been admitted and have not received a First Steps Invitation, or if you have questions, contact one of the offices below:

First-Time Freshmen: University College (910) 672-1032

Transfer Students: Consult the Advisement information page to find an advisor.

If you have not yet applied for admission, or if you have questions about the status of your application for admission, contact the Admissions Office (910) 672-1371 or toll-free 800-222-2594. 

How do I Prepare for First Steps Summer Orientation?

There are many steps to enrolling with the university, and our commitment is to provide you with the information you need to be successful. To access your FSU Student Account and begin your journey, follow the steps and links provided below:  

1.   Access your FSU Student Account. Your FSU Student Account allows you to use email, financial aid, billing, and other important FSU related tools:

a.     At the bottom of the page, use the Banner ID (Your Banner ID can be found on your acceptance letter) and last name to access your username and set a password. 

2.   Complete your Broncoville Portal "To-do List". Broncoville is the web portal you used to complete your FSU application:

a.  Go to your dashboard.

b.  Check your "My To-Do List" and complete the following if applicable: 

  • Sign-Up for First Steps                        
  • Complete Housing Application (if living on campus)   
  • Submit official final high school transcript   
  •  Submit medical records                                 
  •  Submit Residency Determination

3.       Download the "FSU Event Guidebook" from the 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞  or 𝐀𝐩𝐩 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞.

This will serve as your schedule and provide more detailed information for First Steps.

4.       Review your "Projected Bill Statement" and initial "financial aid Award".

Note: You will receive a letter from University College containing information about your initial financial aid award and projected billing statement.  You will or have received financial aid information via Bronco Student Email and U.S. mail. If you have any questions about financial aid or your billing statement, please call the FSU Call Center at (910)-672-2850.   

First-Time Freshmen, Early College, and Transfer Definitions

First-Time Freshmen are considered as if you have not taken any college-level coursework (with the exception of summer courses) after completing high school. Fayetteville State University seeks to admit students whose academic preparation is strong, who desire to succeed, and who are highly motivated academically, professionally, and personally.

Transfer Students are students who have earned at least 15 credit hours from another institution.

Early College Students are students that graduated from an Early College High School or Dual Enrollment High School.

What will my Course Schedule Look Like?

First-Time Freshmen will receive a pre-made schedule at their respective First Steps date, while also attending a session on how to understand a class schedule. Transfer and Early College students will receive academic advisement for their schedule at their respective First Steps date. 

You can see courses you can expect to take your first semester by viewing the Course Catalog and Four Year Degree Plan for your intended major. These documents serve as a guide to students as they plan their course work for the next four years. Not sure what you would like to major in? Don't worry, an academic advisor will meet with you during First Steps to discuss potential majors and help you create your schedule for the Fall. During your first semester,  you will be assigned an academic advisor and their goal is to support you in making decisions to stay on track throughout your four years here at Fayetteville State University. 

Click here to view the Course Catalogs.

Click here to find your Four Year Degree Plan. 

How do I view my Course Schedule for Fall 2019?

First-Time Freshmen will receive a pre-made schedule at their respective First Steps date, while also attending a session on how to understand a class schedule. Transfer and Early College students will receive academic advisement for their schedule at their respective First Steps date. 

1. Go to the Fayetteville State University website at

2. Click the Current Student Tab at the top of the page

3. Click "Banner Login"

4. Use your Banner ID number (your nine-digit 830 number) as the user ID  and your date of birth as your pin number (Note: Enter the two-digit month, two-digit date, and two-digit year as your pin number)

5. Click the Student Tab

6. Click Registration

7. Click Student Detailed Schedule

You will see your schedule with details about the courses, location, time and dates. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please go to the First Steps Guidebook App, click the "Make Changes to my Schedule" tab, and click the link to fill out the form with the changes you would like to see.