Make Your Reservation to Attend

Our 24/7 online reservation system makes it easy for you to schedule your New Student Orientation program. NSO programs will be available to you based your Penn State campus, semester of entry, and college of admission. 

When making your reservation:

  • provide us with the names of any parents or family members ("Guests") who may be attending NSO with you
  • include information about any particular accommodations you will need during NSO
  • be sure to click "Submit" after you have selected your preferred NSO program

​Your reservation is not guaranteed until you click "Submit". You and your guests will receive a confirmation email to the email address(es) you entered with your reservation. At most campuses, you will be able to change or modify your reservation at any time. 

We’ll send you an email from psu-orientation [at] visualzen [dot] com with the subject "Make Your Reservation for NSO" when you are eligible to make your reservation. This email will come directly to you at the personal email you provided on your application to Penn State one business day after completing the ALEKS Math Assessment. You will need your Penn State Access Account to make a reservation for NSO.

If you are a student starting at our World Campus, please  click here  for more information about your NSO.  


If you are a first-year student admitted for Summer or Fall 2020, more information regarding your NSO program will be available to you in March 2020.