New Student Orientation – Summer 2023

Students deposited for Fall 2023 can register for one of our New Student Orientation (NSO) dates. NSO is an important event, where students will review their Fall schedule, interact with faculty and staff, Q&A with financial aid, and meet other students.


  • Friday, June 9
  • Thursday, June 22
  • Friday, June 23
  • Saturday, June 24
  • Friday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Friday, August 4
  • Saturday, August 5


How to register:

Accepted students must pay their deposit to be able to register for and attend NSO. Once you have made your deposit, you will be able to register.

Visit next steps for more information and to register.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Time Event
8:00 am Check-in & Resource Fair  (including admissions for possible major changes)
9:00 am Welcome!
  • Video from the President
  • Staff Greetings
  • Overview of day’s schedule
9:15 am PennWest Essentials (students & parents/guests)
  • Academic Expectations (delivered by department chair(s) to include expectations, and gen ed notes)
  • Registrar (regarding first semester scheduling and FERPA)
  • Health & Wellness Services (addressing health centers and counseling services)
  • Housing & Dining Services (addressing application, assignment, and meal plan selection)
  • Campus Safety
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Parents/Guests: Break-out session
Students:  Connection activities
11:15 am
*Assigned by groups, then switch! 30-minute sessions
Financial Aid and Student Accounts
  • General Session
  • Scheduling for Individual Counseling (later in the day if needed)
Student Success (delivered by Success Coaches)
  • How, why and when your first-class schedule will be built.
  • Define “Success Coaching”
  • General schedule questions
12:25 pm – 1:25 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Specialized Sessions
  • Transfer
  • Trio/Start (still working on details per Outreach and Success)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
*Choose your own depending on needs.
Choose your afternoon!
  • Office for Students with Disabilities in office counseling.
  • Financial Aid and Student Accounts in office counseling.
  • Student Outreach and Success in office counseling.
  • Campus Information Fair
  • Explore the Bookstore
  • PSECU Banking Services
  • Campus & Residence Hall Tours
  • Information Technology Services
  • Campus Life Q & A

3:45 pm

Submit survey and depart campus


For parents and supporters:

Are you the parent, family member or guardian of a future Vulcan? Email to ask questions or to set up a phone call with our Office of Parent and Family Engagement.

When you attend New Student Orientation (NSO) with your student, you will have your own break-out session to interact with staff and meet other parents/guests.

The New Student Orientation team is available to connect via: