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Services and Support

New Student Orientation

Updated: 03/21/2016

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered and learn to navigate the processes associated with starting college, re-entering college, or transferring from one college to another. Additionally, new student orientation is an opportunity to make friends and get connected with your college campus.  

Be sure to sign up! New student orientation is mandatory for all new students. 

Please Note: An online option may be available at your college.

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New Student Orientation Will Answer

  • How does college differ from high school?

  • What if I have not been in school for a long time?

  • Do I have the skills necessary for college?

  • What will classes be like?

  • What is there to do for fun on campus?

  • What if I do not have a declared major?

  • Where do I go if I need help?

  • Can I work on campus?

  • How do I meet people?

  • How will I pay for my education?

  • What can I do to ensure that I will be successful in college and beyond?

  • How can I balance college, work, friends, and family?

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New Student Orientation Will Provide

  • An opportunity to meet current students, administrators, faculty, and staff

  • An opportunity to learn about important support resources and departments on campus

  • An opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that will contribute to your overall academic success

  • An opportunity to take a campus tour and check out where your classes will be held

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