New Student Orientation

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Spring 2015 New Student Orientation

Pre-Orientation for:

Students with disabilities
Honors students (required)
International students  (required)

July 20-August 20, 2014
August 17-20, 2014
August 18-20, 2014
August 18-20, 2014
New Student Orientation (Required for all new students) August 20-22, 2014

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required program for all students enrolling the first time. This includes freshmen, transfer, visiting, international, and honors students. During NSO, you will participate in welcome week activities; meet academic advisors, faculty, and administrators; and become familiar with campus culture and services. All freshmen, transfer, and international students must take placement tests in English and mathematics during NSO. These tests are required as the scores on the tests help your academic advisor schedule appropriate classes for your first semester.

Program Costs
All NSO participants pay a non-refundable $100 fee which covers program materials and activities.

Arrival Information

Fall Semester 2014

August 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.      
Residence Hall Move-in Day
Students may move into the residence halls but the meal plan does not begin until NSO arrival day on August 20. Students may purchase meals on their own at either of the three eateries on campus or go off campus.
August 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Academic Center
Multi-purpose Room    
Freshmen, Transfer, & Visiting Students Check-in and registration
All new students must complete the following steps in order (#1-4) during Arrival Day:

1. Student ID Processing
Dept. of Public Safety
Carlin Hall, Ground Floor

2. Residence Hall check-in
Check in your assigned residence hall.

3. Immunizations
Student Health Services
Peter J. Fine Building

4. NSO Registration
Student Academic Center (SAC)
Sprint Multipurpose Room

Late Arrivals
If you arrive after New Student Orientation (NSO) registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (or anytime during after hours on Thursday or Friday or during the weekend), please go directly to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), located in the lower level of Carlin Hall, to get your student ID before proceeding to your assigned residence hall. Someone at the front desk of your residence hall will have your room key. You must report to the Office of Admissions, located in the Edward Miner Gallaudet (EMG) Memorial Building, first thing the next weekday morning to begin your NSO registration process.

If you arrive during the day on Thursday (8/21) or Friday (8/22), go directly instead to the Office of Admissions, located in the Edward Miner Gallaudet (EMG) Memorial Building on the first floor, between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to begin your NSO registration process.

All late-arrival international students arriving during the day must check in first with Mona McCubbin, International Student Services Specialist, located in Hall Memorial Building, Room 254E.

Please e-mail or page, associate director of Admissions Office, if you will be arriving past the scheduled NSO registration. As a reminder, NSO is required of all new students. Late arrivals are for unforeseeable situations such as plane delays or family emergencies.

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