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.

If you are admitted to Penn State for the Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semesters and have accepted your offer of admission, you will gain access to the NSO Tasklist in March 2023. You will receive an email to the email address provided on your admissions application when you have access. There will also be an access link located on this webpage.

You will use this NSO Tasklist to make a reservation for your preferred NSO Program. We will begin to accept reservations for NSO in April 2023.