Welcome to CUSTOMS

What is CUSTOMS?

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. 

Freshman and Transfer Students Admitted for Fall 2024

How do I sign up for CUSTOMS?

CUSTOMS sign-up is open for tentatively admitted freshmen and transfer students for Fall 2024.  To begin the sign up process you must log into your PipelineMT Account.  You must be tentatively admitted to begin this process. 

Follow these steps for CUSTOMS Signup

  1. Go to PiplineMT login.
  2. Enter your PipelineMT Username and Password.
      1. If you have not set up your PipelineMT username and Password or have forgotten it, click below the Login box and you will be given instructions of how to set up or change it.
  3. Once logged in to PipelineMT click on CUSTOMS Orientation Signup box.

Go to PipelineMT to get started.

Freshman and Transfer Students Admitted for Spring 2025

Registration for CUSTOMS will be available in late October 2024.

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.)

How is CUSTOMS Structured?

Two required components for  CUSTOMS:

  1. CUSTOMS Online -  These are REQUIRED Information Modules that must be completed PRIOR to your CUSTOMS date.
  2. 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.


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