Cowboy Connect

Welcome, future Class of 2026!

New student orientation begins with Cowboy Connect and designed to be as informational and helpful as possible.  Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to succeed academically and find your place in the HSU community.  Plan to spend the day with us learning about academic resources, campus resources, complete the registration process for fall classes, and meet with your Faculty Advisor.  You must be an admitted student and have paid your enrollment deposit in order to register for Cowboy Connect orientation. This is a mandatory on-campus event for all new incoming students – freshmen and transfers.  You only need to participate in one Cowboy Connect orientation.


Monday, August 1 Register Now

8:30 a.m. Check-in at the Dyess Welcome Center

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Worship/Student Life Resource Panel

10:30 a.m. Student and Parent Sessions

11:45 a.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Academic Expectations & Resources

2:15 p.m. Dean’s Session

2:45 p.m. Farewell Party