New Student Orientation

All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). During NSO, you will meet with students, 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.

To prepare for a successful transition to Penn State, we've developed an NSO Tasklist to help you navigate your next steps. There are some things that you must complete before your NSO, others that you will complete during your NSO, and even more that will be completed after your NSO.

Click Here to Access Your NSO Tasklist

You will use your Penn State Account User ID and password (e.g., abc5123) to access this tasklist.

You will use your NSO Tasklist to make a reservation to attend an NSO program.

Use the buttons below to learn more about course placements, what to expect at NSO, and to sign up for LEAP:

Course Placements      Sign Up for LEAP      What to Expect at NSO