Freshmen Orientation

Your journey starts here!



Freshmen Advisement & Registration Session is CLOSED
August 16, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Student Success Center - 2nd Floor Auditorium

If you were unable to register to attend, you will need to contact the Advisement Center at or 615.963.5531 for assistance with academic advisement and course registration for Fall 2016.

Destination TSU is the new student orientation for first-time, freshmen entering the university.  It is a one-day session on campus, beginning with check – in at 8:00 a.m. and concluding by 4:30 p.m. 

Freshmen and their families are given an opportunity to learn about academic and student life; tour the beautiful TSU campus; meet with university faculty, staff, and students; and receive information about housing, financial aid, and other campus services.

All first-time, freshmen who are admitted to the university are required to attend Destination TSU. 

Freshmen will:

  • Meet with academic advisors to understand academic expectations and to develop a course schedule
  • Learn about support services and technology resources
  • Become familiar with the campus environment
  • Learn and complete financial aid and fee payment processes
  • Create relationships with faculty, staff, and students
  • Learn about student life, leadership and involvement opportunities, and campus traditions


SUMMER 2016 - Online Registration for Summer 2016 Sessions Will Open on March 17, 2016.

      Session No.            Session Date                  Registration Deadline        
      Session 2                 June 11                           May 27
      Session 3                 July 9                              June 24
      Session 4                 August 6                         July 22


Destination TSU New Student Orientation & First-Year Students
Student Success Center, Suite 103
P. O. Box 9568

615-963-1890 voice
615-963-1377 fax


COMPASS Placement Test

First-time freshmen over age 21 without valid ACT/SAT scores (no more than three years old) must complete the COMPASS placement test.  Students who were over 21 when admitted to TSU should schedule an appointment with the Testing Center to take the COMPASS placement test prior to attending Destination TSU.

To make reservations or for more information, please contact the Testing Center at (615) 963-5991 or (615) 963-7113. 


Online Registration

Freshmen and parents/family members must complete the Destination TSU online registration and make payment of registration fees online by the registration deadline in order to save seats in Destination TSU. 

Prior to registering to attend a session, freshmen must:

     1.   be an admitted student to TSU for the Spring 2015, Summer 2015, or Fall 2015 semester
     2.   submit all Immunization &  Health Records to Student Health Services

Failure to submit Immunization & Health Records prior to attending Destination TSU will prohibit students from completing course registration.  For more information about immunization requirements, contact Student Health Services at (615) 963-5291.

To complete the online registration, you will need your T number (student identification number) which is located on your acceptance letter or can be retrieved on myTSU.

If you need assistance with the online registration, please contact New Student Orientation at (615) 963-1890. 

Registration Fees

             Student Registration Fee                                                  $50.00 per student
             Parent/Family Registration Fee                                          $25.00 per guest

         * Student Registration Fee covers materials, meals, and program costs. 
         * Parent/Family Registration Fee covers materials, meals, and program costs for the Parent & Family Orientation.

Freshmen are not guaranteed a space in a session.  Space in each session is limited.  Once student capacity is reached for a session, it will be closed.  In order to be confirmed for your session of choice, it is imperative to complete the online registration and pay registration fees prior to the registration deadlines.  There is no on-site registration for Destination TSU. 

Confirmation of registration will be sent via email.  Students must receive a confirmation email stating that they have reservation for a session.

Refund Policy

Destination TSU registration fees are non-refundable.


If new students or guests need accommodations for a disability, please make the request on the online registration or contact Disability Services at (615) 963-7400.


After completing the Online Registration, Visit the Destination TSU Checklist.







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New Student Orientation & First-Year Students