Parents and Families NSO

We are glad that your student in joining us at Penn State. New Student Orientation (NSO) provides activities for both new students and their families. Family support is an important factor in student success. We’ve designed a companion orientation program for parents and family members of new Penn Staters.

All first-year students must complete these steps:

  • Complete the ALEKS
  • Make a Reservation
  • Do their Pre-NSO Homework
  • Attend NSO


If your student was admitted for Summer or Fall 2020, more information regarding their NSO program will be made available here beginning in March 2020.