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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. NSO is a four step process:

  • Take your ALEKS Math Assessment
  • Make Your Reservation to Attend NSO
  • Do your Pre-NSO Homework
  • Participate in New Student Orientation

Students admitted to Penn State for spring 2021 will participate in Virtual Orientation. Virtual Orientation will satisfy your NSO requirement. More information about your Virtual Orientation will be available in November 2020.

If you are a first-year student admitted for summer or fall 2021, more information regarding your orientation program will be available to you in March 2021.