Make Your Reservation to Attend

Attending New Student Orientation is an important step in becoming a Penn State student. Our online reservation system makes it easy for you to schedule an orientation program. If you are a student starting at our World Campus, please click here for more information about your NSO. If you are starting at University Park or a commonwealth campus, use the information on this page to register for orientation. 

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 add any parents or family members ("Guests") who may be attending NSO with you.

If you need 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. Your reservation is not guaranteed until you click "Submit". You and your guests will receive a confirmation email to the email address(es) you entered with your reservation.  

You can 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 receive an invitation 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.

Welcome to Penn State!


Last updated: February 15, 2019