CUSTOMS is the Middle Tennessee State University new student orientation program. CUSTOMS helps new undergraduate students make the transition into the university; prepares new students for MTSU's educational opportunities; and initiates the integration of new students into the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the institution. In a nutshell, CUSTOMS shows new students the ropes on being a student at MTSU.
CUSTOMS orientation is offered in December for students entering in the Spring semester and during May, June and July for students entering the Fall semester. Our online schedule details the activities of the orientation. Registration is required and fees apply. All students who are tentatively accepted to MTSU receive CUSTOMS registration information and informational brochure. Both new students and their families are encouraged to attend. On-campus housing is available during CUSTOMS sessions — register here .
CUSTOMS orientations are led by student orientation assistants (SOAs) and include:
CUSTOMS will answer many of the questions and concerns facing new students and their families. Administrators, faculty and students are on hand to talk informally and to answer questions throughout the orientation.
For more information on CUSTOMS, please contact us. Our office is located in Keathley University Center room 326. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.