Welcome to CUSTOMS
We are currently recruiting for the 2024 Student Orientation Assistant (SOA) staff.
SOAs at MTSU use their leadership skills and True Blue Pride to welcome over 4,500 New Raiders and their family members to campus annually. Click here for a complete job description and overview of the application process (applications are due no later than November 20, 2023).
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.
How do I sign up for CUSTOMS?
The FRESHMAN and TRANSFER CUSTOMS orientation sessions have concluded. Please follow these next steps to enroll in classes for Fall 2023:
You must first be admitted to begin this process.
FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS Admitted for FALL 2023:
COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCE: https://www.mtsu.edu/cbas-advising/
COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND HEALTH SCIENCE: https://mtsu.edu/cbhsadv/appointment.php
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS: https://www.mtsu.edu/busadv/customs_advising.php
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: https://mtsu.edu/cebsadv/index.php
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: https://www.mtsu.edu/cla-advising/index.php
COLLEGE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT: https://mtsu.edu/mcadvise/index.php
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: https://mtsu.edu/university-college/advising/index.php
Freshman and Transfer Students Admitted for Spring 2024
Registration will be available in late October 2023.
Students Seeking Additional Bachelor's Degree
If you have already earned a Bachelor's Degree and are seeking an additional Bachelor's degree with MTSU, select the college of your current major. (CUSTOMS is not required for students seeking an additional Bachelor's degree.)
- College of Basic & Applied Sciences
- College of Behavioral & Health Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Media and Entertainment
How is CUSTOMS Structured?
Two required components for CUSTOMS:
- CUSTOMS Online - These are REQUIRED Information Modules that must be completed PRIOR to your CUSTOMS date.
- Academic Advising and course registration
What is My Group (Country) Name?
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!
CUSTOMS Orientation will give you vital information about the University and the many
resources that you will use as a student.This orientation is required to be completed before you can be advised and register
for your courses.