University faculty and staff provide a comprehensive program for all new students. Students have the opportunity to participate in a special registration program during the summer and prior to the beginning of fall term classes. They have the opportunity to take part in planned orientation functions including campus familiarization, academic advising, placement testing, early registration, housing assignments, and a variety of social activities. A distance student orientation is also available within the Moodle Learning Management System for all students enrolled in online and distance courses. The distance student orientation gives students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the online class environment and learn key information about MSU online/distance programs.