Make Your Reservation to Attend

Attending New Student Orientation is an important step in becoming a Penn State student. Our online reservation system will make it easy for you to select your preferred orientation program. If you are a student starting at our World Campus, please click here for more information about your NSO. Students starting at each of our other campuses, please continue to make your reservation on this page.

NSO programs will be available to you based your:

  • Penn State campus,
  • semester of entry, and
  • college of admission.

After selecting your preferred NSO program, you can elect to add information for any parents or family members ("Guests") who may be attending NSO with you. By providing us with their contact information, they will also receive a confirmation of your selected NSO program.

If you require any special accommodations during NSO, please provide this information when you make your reservation.  

When making your reservation, be sure to click "Submit" at the top or bottom of the page to reserve your seat at NSO. Your reservation is not guaranteed until you click "Submit". You and your guests will receive a confirmation email to the email address you entered with your reservation.  

Return to the reservation system at any time to adjust the information you provided or to change your NSO program (if permitted by your campus). 

You will be invited via email to make your reservation for New Student Orientation one business day after completing the ALEKS Math Assessment.

We'll send you an email from with the subject "Make Your Reservation for NSO" when the system is ready for you to make your reservation. This email will come directly to you at the personal email you provided on your application to Penn State. You will need your Penn State Access Account to make a reservation for NSO.

Click here to access the NSO Reservation System.

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Last updated: October 30, 2018