Welcome to CUSTOMS

As MTSU continues to actively monitor the current COVID-19 situation, our priorities include protecting the health and well-being of our current and future students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, in a departure from our typical practice, all incoming MTSU students will complete CUSTOMS orientation in an online format this summer. We are committed to providing our incoming students with a broad orientation to MTSU services, resources, and programs that will be available to our students to support their academic and social success. CUSTOMS orientation is designed to also keep parents and other appropriate family members included and involved during this crucial transition.


Registration for CUSTOMS online is not yet available. All students will receive communication from the CUSTOMS office when registration is available. In the meantime, please visit our website, or contact our office for additional assistance: customs@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5533 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)


We are currently recruiting for the 2020 CUSTOMS Clerical staff. Please click here for more information.

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 is the theme of the orientation program. The theme goes along with the process as you leave and enter a new country and go through customs. The new students are grouped together by majors for advising purposes, and we use country names to identify these groups. When you sign up for CUSTOMS, you will be notified of the date you have been assigned and the name of the country in which you are grouped. 

CUSTOMS is designed a little differently for each type of new student. Please select your classification on the left menu bar to begin your CUSTOMS journey!   


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