New Student Orientation

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Please utilize the link below to embark on the self-guided virtual pre-orientation, designed for both FSU students and guests. This mandatory virtual pre-orientation is essential and required for all students to complete prior to attending in-person TROT (Orientation). For online students, please complete prior to your first day of classes. Access the virtual orientation at:

What is TROT? TROT (Transition, Registration, Orientation, Transformation) is the in-person Orientation summer program that welcomes all new students to Fayetteville State University. It is an opportunity for all new students to begin their journey to graduation. Designed specifically for admitted students at Fayetteville State University, this program aims to guide them through their initial steps in Bronco Land.

During Orientation, you’ll interact with current students, faculty, and staff, undergo placement testing, register for the upcoming semester’s courses, engage with Orientation Leaders, and familiarize yourself with campus resources. Upon completion, you’ll have a finalized course schedule and fulfilled all pre-entry tasks from the “My To-Do List” in Broncoville.



Representatives from diverse campus resources will be present for assistance.

New students

Summer orientation registration is scheduled to commence on Saturday, March 23, 2024. You can access the registration portal at the following link:

Students attending Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 orientation must complete the online orientation before arriving at their in-person orientation date. The link to the online orientation can be found here:

Orientation Date   Student Identifier
Thursday, May 30, 2024 Adult, Transfer, & Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21 Overnight Orientation for First-Time Freshmen
Thursday, June 27 – Friday, June 28 Overnight Orientation for First-Time Freshmen
Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12 Overnight Orientation for First-Time Freshmen
Thursday, July 18 – Friday, July 19 Overnight Orientation for First-Time Freshmen
Thursday, July 25 Adult, Transfer, & Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday, August 8 & September 2024 Late-Registration Virtual Orientation Webinar for all students.


*Adult Learners and Military affiliated students are welcome to attend any session date, however, a date in July is strongly recommended.

**First-Time Freshmen are not required to stay on campus overnight; however we strongly recommended they do. Attending all sessions Thursday and Friday is mandatory.

***Out-of-state students are encouraged to email or call the New Student Orientation office for alternative orientation solutions if unable to attend an in-person session.


Overnight Schedule Overview (First-Time Freshman):


Wednesday (June 19; June 26; July 10; July 17)

Overnight Check-In (On-Campus Students) 5:00p – 7:00p New Residence Hall
Evening Event 7:00p – 10:00p Campus



Check-In For Opening Session (Commuting students check-in) 8:15a – 8:55a Seabrook Auditorium
(May 30 & June 20 – Check-in for opening program is in the Rudolph Jones Student Center)
Orientation Program (TROT: The Bronco Way) 8:55a – 10:30p Campus



Orientation Program (TROT: The Bronco Way) 8:00a – 12:00p Campus
Check-Out 11:30a – 12:00p Depart for Home


One-Day Schedule Overview (Transfer, Adult Learner, Graduate Students)



Check-In 8:00a – 8:30a Seabrook Auditorium
Orientation Program (TROT: The Bronco Way) 8:30a – 4:30p Campus


Definitions of Student Identifiers

First-Time Freshmen are students enrolling at FSU for the first time.

  • Early college students are considered First-Time Freshman

Adult Learners are any student over the age of 25

Transfer Students are incoming students with at least 15 credit hours from a qualifying community college, college, or University.

Military-Affiliated Students are active duty, veterans, reservists/guardsmen, or military dependent students.

Graduate Students are baccalaureate degree holding students who are not pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree, graduate-level certificate, teacher licensure, or professional development.


1. Am I required to attend Orientation?

• Yes! If you are an online student or unable to attend your scheduled in-person orientation, please complete the self-guided orientation available at before the start of classes. Once you have finished the orientation, please email your completion certificate to

2. Is there designated parking for Orientation?

• Free parking will be available in designated parking lots throughout campus.

3. Am I required to pay a deposit for Orientation?

• Orientation fee of $165 will be charged to the student’s account at the start of the semester, with no upfront payment required.

4. Will meals be provided during Orientation?

• Exclusive meal services are offered to all registered students for orientation. Guests who wish to join a student for lunch or dinner may purchase a meal at the dining hall or other campus eateries.

5. Can I attend either Orientation regardless of my student type?

• Each session is tailored for your specific student session you attend and will enhance your overall experience.

6. Is it required to stay in the residence hall for overnight Orientation?

• While students are not obligated to stay overnight, we strongly encourage it. Parents, families, and guests are not permitted to stay in the residence halls. However, they can take advantage of the special FSU rate to book a hotel at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Fayetteville North. For reservations and more information, please visit: Fairfield Inn & Suites Fayetteville North

7. What items should I bring to orientation?

• Freshmen students staying overnight in the residence hall should bring full-sized linen including sheets, blanket, pillow, and towel. Also, medication, weather appropriate clothing, toiletries, comfortable shoes and clothes, umbrella and jacket.

8. Will accommodation be provided for individuals with disabilities?

• Yes, our office of Counseling and Personal Development will work to provide accommodation services for all participants. Please contact them at (910) 672-1222. Additionally, all students must complete the accessibility form in their Broncoville portal when registering for orientation.

How do I Prepare for 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: Account Lookup

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 New Student Orientation
  • Complete Housing Application (if living on campus)
  • Submit official final high school transcript
  • Submit medical records
  • Submit Residency Determination

This will serve as your schedule and provide more detailed information for New Student Orientation.

3.Review your ‘Projected Bill Statement’ and initial ‘Financial Aid Award.’

Note: You will receive a letter 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.

How do I view my Course Schedule?

First-Time Freshmen will register for classes during Orientation, while also attending a session on how to understand a class schedule. Transfer students will receive academic advisement for their schedule at their respective New Student Orientation date.

  • Go to the Fayetteville State University website at
  • Click the Current Student Tab at the top of the page
  • Click "Banner Login"
  • 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)
  • Click the Student Tab
  • Click Registration
  • Click Student Detailed Schedule

Important E-mails & Websites

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid: Website &

Office of Student Accounts: Website &

Student Health Services: Website &

Office of the Registrar: Website &

Housing & Residence Life: Website &

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