New Student Orientation

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

If you were admitted to Penn State for summer/fall 2017, information about your NSO will be available in March 2017. 


Last updated: January 13, 2017