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Welcome to Bluefield State!

As a new member of the Bluefield State family, you belong to an amazing network of educators, students and alumni. Connect with us at Freshman Orientation and get started on your academic journey with the Big Blue Nation!

Admitted for 2024

Students admitted for the fall semester participate in Spring or Summer Orientation on one of the following days:

  1. Friday, January 5, 2024
  2. Friday, May 17, 2024
  3. Friday, May 31, 2024 – Beckley Campus
  4. Friday, June 21, 2024
  5. Saturday, July 13, 2024
  6. Friday, August 9, 2024
  7. Friday, August 16, 2024

You will take care of the business of becoming a member of the Bluefield State community including: learning about academic requirements, meeting with an academic advisor, registering for your fall classes, receiving your Student ID, and learning about your new college.

To register for the Summer Orientation, use the following link.

Beckley Students

If you attend the Beckley site, and you cannot attend a Summer Freshman Orientation program, you have the option to complete the online program. Once completed, you will be able to register for your fall classes.

Veteran Students

Thank you for your service! We want to make sure that your transition to Bluefield State is as positive and productive as possible, and that all begins with orientation. Please contact Veteran’s Assistance before your first semester starts.

If you will be residing on campus during the semester, be sure to complete the housing application. There are many on and off-campus housing options to suit your needs. For more information visit the Office of Housing & Residence Life website.

Before Arriving

Before Arriving on campus, please make sure you have completed the following:

  • Submit your required health documents. For specific immunization requests, go here.
  • Living on campus? Apply for housing as soon as possible to ensure you obtain a room. For questions, check with the Office of Housing & Residence Life at (304) 327-4708.
  • Check with the Financial Aid Office to ensure all your paperwork is completed. Contact them at (304) 327-4020.
  • Check with the Business Office to ensure all necessary documents are complete. Contact them at (304) 327-4450.