nso orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered and start navigating the logistics associated with starting college. It's a time to discover new places, meet new friends, and develop new interests.

Our Peer Leaders will guide you through an interactive two-day program which will allow you to learn more and customize your own unique college experience.

Click here to register for Spring 2019 New Student Orientation Sessions

Upcoming NSO Dates

January NSO

  • January 11, 2019 (Spring 2019 Students)

Summer NSOs

  • May 30-31, 2019
  • June 6-7, 2019
  • June 13-14, 2019
  • June 20-21, 2019
  • June 27-28, 2019
  • August 19-20, 2019


NSO Costs

January NSO

  • Students- $50 covers all NSO costs and meals
  • Family Members- $20 each covers all NSO costs and meals

Summer NSOs

  • Students - $150 covers all NSO costs (including housing and meals), 1 family member at NSO, and Buff Branding
  • Additional Family Members - $50 each covers all NSO costs and meals

All charges will be placed on the student’s first semester tuition bill.

Important Things to Know about NSO

  • Attendance for the entire NSO is required in order to register for classes.
  • Our Summer NSO sessions include an overnight stay in Founders Hall, regardless of whether or not a student plans to live on campus (We are not able to provide overnight lodging for the August 19-20 session, but we can arrange early move-in for students planning to live on campus).
  • Check-in for NSO begins at 8:00 am on Day 1 in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, and NSO will conclude by 5:00pm on Day 2.
  • Early Check-in is available on the day prior to Summer Sessions.
  • We encourage Family Members to attend NSO and have specific sessions designed for them.
Click here for a Tentative NSO Schedule Click her to change or update your NSO information