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Winter Schedule

Here is a preview of the Winter NSO schedule. A detailed schedule including times and locations will be handed out when you check in at your session. Winter sessions begin early in the morning, at 8:15 AM and conclude early to mid-afternoon the same day, depending on your advising appointment. During your one day session you will attend the following:

Arrival and Registration:
Pick up your schedule and materials for your orientation.

Small Group Academic Meeting:
Meet with your NSO leader and other new students to prepare for your advising appointment, and find out more about course planning and registration.

College/School General Meetings:
Each major belongs to a school or college within the university. Learn about your academic niche and hear from the Dean of your college.

Advising and Registration:
Talk to an academic advisor and register for your spring classes using SPIRE.

General Information Drop-In:
Stop by to pick up information on campus resources and get answers to your questions.

Campus Tours:
Check out the campus and learn where to find important offices and resources.

Get your UCard Picture Taken:
More than an ID, this is your library card, meal ticket, residence hall key, and if you so choose, an on-campus debit card.