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.
You will use this NSO Tasklist to make a reservation for your preferred NSO Program. In April, we will begin to accept reservations for NSO. Because of COVID-19 and the health and safety of the Penn State community, our orientation programs will be virtual in summer 2021.
New Penn State students are able to access this NSO Tasklist one day after accepting their offer of admission. If you have not yet accepted your offer of admission, you may do so via MyPennState.
If you are a student starting at World Campus, please click here for more information about your NSO.