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Summer NSO

During the summer New Students Orientation (NSO) staff welcome all new students to our campus. We're here to help you register for fall classes and housing, introduce you to resources, and show you how to navigate the campus.

Summer NSO for freshmen is two days long and packed with academic advising, informational meetings, social activities, and finalizing your housing preference application. There are ten sessions to choose from and each one is the same. You need to choose your date online to tell us which session you’re attending. Be sure to choose a date that works well in your schedule and doesn’t conflict with graduation, prom, vacation, or work.

July 2014 Update

Since Summer NSO 2014 is over, students who did not go to orientation need to register on our website as “cannot attend.”  The ”cannot attend” option is listed on the panel with the orientation session dates.  It is located at the bottom of that panel.  Please click the register here button below to sign up.

After you register as “cannot attend” you will be emailed a detailed listing of steps you need to complete to file for your fall housing, register for classes, etc. If you have any questions, please email our office at: