New Student Orientation

All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO, you will visit your campus to meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop academic and co-curricular goals, become familiar with campus resources, and schedule courses for your first semester to begin putting your academic plan into action. NSO is a four step process:

  • Take your ALEKS Math Assessment
  • Complete your Educational Planning Survey
  • Do your Pre-NSO Homework
  • Attend New Student Orientation


Information about New Student Orientation will be available in November 2016 for students admitted to Penn State for the spring 2017 semester.

Last updated: August 29, 2016