For the latest, and most up to date information about the orientation process, please visit Penn State's Orientation website.
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. You will receive an email to the email address provided on your admissions application when you have access to the NSO Tasklist, typically beginning in March.
Contact the Academic and Career Planning Services Office at 724-983-2860 or email [email protected].