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Parents and Families Orientation

We are glad that your student is 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.

To help your student prepare for a successful transition to Penn State, we've developed an NSO Tasklist to help them navigate their next steps. On that list, there are things that they must complete before NSO, during NSO, and after NSO.

Information about NSO, including access to the NSO Tasklist, for students admitted to Penn State in spring 2023 will be available in November 2022. 

If your student is admitted to Penn State for summer or fall 2023, information about their NSO will be available in March 2023. 

Welcome to Penn State!