New Student Orientation

Information about New Student Orientation for students beginning at Penn State in summer and fall 2018 will be available in March.

All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO, you will visit your campus to meet with 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
  • Attend New Student Orientation

You will be able to make your reservation to attend an NSO program after you've completed your ALEKS Math Assessment.


Last updated: January 22, 2018