Heart Start

Heart Start 2021

Click HERE to register for Heart Start and qualify for a $500 scholarship!*

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We are excited to welcome you to Heart Start Freshman Orientation at Henderson State University. Heart Start is more than academic advising and class registration. It's your official welcome to Henderson State, and your chance to meet future classmates, learn about life as a Reddie, and get acquainted with life on our beautiful campus. Additionally, you will learn about campus resources and support, student life and engagement opportunities, and gain information about your student account and financial aid status. All first-time freshmen who are fully admitted are required to participate in Heart Start.

This summer, students will have two Heart Start options. Henderson State will be hosting 10 full-day traditional on-campus sessions during the month of June. Please see the dates below for details. Students who are unable to participate in an in-person Heart Start session should plan to participate in our Virtual Heart Start advising sessions. Registration is required for all admitted freshmen. During the registration process, you will choose your preferred date or request a virtual advising appointment. Registration will open on Monday, February 15th at 12 noon, Central time.

All students are also required to complete an online course in Canvas prior to their Heart Start session or virtual advising appointment. Students who are registered for Heart Start will receive an email with instructions for accessing the course during the first week in April. Students who do not complete the course prior to their Heart Start date will be rescheduled until they successfully complete the course.

All admitted students will receive an email with specific instructions for registration. These instructions will be sent to the email account that was used when the student applied for admission to Henderson State. The registration link is available here:

*One scholarship will be awarded for each Heart Start session. Prospective students will receive one entry based on attendance at one Heart Start session. Must attend in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters to receive scholarship. Offer not transferable or redeemable as cash.

2021 Sessions

Thursday, June 3
Monday, June 7
Tuesday, June 8
Thursday, June 10
Monday, June 14
Tuesday, June 15
Thursday, June 17
Monday, June 21
Tuesday, June 22
Thursday, June 24