New Student Orientation – Summer 2024

Students deposited for Fall 2024 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.


  • Thursday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Thursday, July 25
  • Friday, August 9


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.

New Student Orientation Student Schedule

Time Event
8:15 - 8:45 am

Check-in and Registration – Natali Student Center

  • Bookstore
  • IT Services
  • Admissions (including transfer)
  • Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 am

Welcome, Overview and Dismissal of Students into Peer Groups

– Natali Student Center Performance Center

9:15 - 10:00 am

Meet your fellow students and orientation leaders! Campus Scavenger Hunt

– Outside, various campus locations (Rain location – Convocation Center)

10:00 - 10:10 am Break
10:10 - 10:40 am

Student Success – Convocation Center, South Wing

  • Peer Mentoring
  • Health and Wellness
  • Office of Residence Life and Housing
10:45 - 11:15 am

Student Leadership and Involvement – Convocation Center, South Wing

  • Campus Clubs and Organizations
  • Campus Recreation
  • Welcome Weekend
11:20 am – 12:30 pm

Talk with academic representatives about testing and transfer credits, schedule questions, success coaching and more!

– Natali Student Center Performance Center

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Table Fair – Gold Rush

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Specialized Sessions

  • TRiO – Natali 206/07
  • START – Natali 319
  • Athletics – Vulcan Theater
  • Specialized Sessions – various locations
  • Placement Testing – Noss 216 Computer Lab
    • Math placement test proctoring is available for students who have already taken the exam once but need to retake it in order to score into the math class needed for their major. The placement exam has up to 30 questions and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Choose your own adventure!

Visit offices to take care of last-minute business:

  • Financial Aid – Dixon Hall
  • Student Accounts – Dixon Hall
  • Success Coaches – Noss Hall
  • Parking – Building B
  • Student Housing – Building B
  • Bookstore – Natali Student Center
  • IT Services – Noss Hall
  • Health and Wellness Services (including Office for Students with Disabilities) – Carter Hall
  • Admissions (including transfer) – Dixon Hall
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Tours – Leaving from Natali Student Center

  • Residence Hall Only
  • Campus (including commuter areas, food service locations, recreation centers, etc.)
3:00 - 3:30 pm

Evaluation and Checkout – Natali Student Center


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: