First-year students

First-year students must attend New Student Orientation on a date reserved for their school or college.

First-year Summer Orientation dates

Summer Orientation is a two-day program for first-year students enrolling in classes for Fall 2018. NSO will be held on the following dates this summer:

June 18-19

June 21-22

June 25-26

June 28-29

July 9-10 (Summer Scholars and Acceleration program students)

July 12-13

July 16-17

July 23-24

July 26-27

July 30-31

August 16-17 (International and out-of-state students)

August 22


A nonrefundable program fee is required for all students and guests attending NSO and charged during online registration. Fee waivers are not available.

  • Summer orientation, first-year students: $150 students/$50 per guest
  • Winter orientation: $75 students/$25 per guest

Student fees cover meals, parking, facility fees, orientation staffing, orientation materials and overnight accommodations (only during summer orientation). Guest fees cover program materials and lunch.


During NSO, meals are provided at the Shafer Court Dining Center. There, you’ll find plenty of options that are sure to meet your dietary needs. You can also purchase snacks at vendors throughout campus.


First-Year Student Schedule

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