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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.

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.

Information about NSO, including access to the NSO Tasklislt, for students admitted to Penn State in spring 2022 will be available in November 2021. 

If you're admitted to Penn State for summer or fall 2022, information about your NSO will be available in March 2022.