Saluqi Orientation FAQs

The following are frequently asked questions about Saluqi Orientation.


New Student Orientation is a required program for new students (optional for parents) to help them transition into college life. Orientation includes presentations from senior administration and information on topics such as course registration, academic advising, student resources and more. Once a student completes the virtual New Student Orientation, the next step is to make an appointment with an assigned Professional Academic Advisor and register for classes.

New student Orientation takes most students between 45 minutes to one hour to complete.

All new freshman or transfer students are required to complete New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation is accessible via your phone, tablet or computer. To access the NSO platform, you will need to log into your My Southwest Student Portal, and click the NSO Icon.

You will be able to access New Student Orientation in your student portal once a copy of your transcript is received.

If you are having issues in accessing or navigating the virtual New Student Orientation, contact recruitment@southwest.tn.edu or the Student Help Desk for log in issues at 901-333-4357.

Once you have completed New Student Orientation, you will be taken to the Student Navigate Page where you will log in and make an appointment with a Professional Academic Advisor. Once you meet with an advisor you will then be able to register for your classes.