New Student Orientation

Pre-Orientation for:
International students (Required for international students)

January 13-15, 2015

New Student Orientation (required for all students) January 15-16, 2015

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 prior to 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 $50 fee which covers program materials and activities.

Arrival Information

Spring Semester 2015

January 15
Residence Hall Move-in Day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
January 15
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

9 a.m. - noon
Student Academic Center, 1010

Late Arrivals
If you arrive after New Student Orientation (NSO) registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 (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 Friday, January 16, 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 Advisor, located in Dawes House, 104.

Please e-mail, 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.

For more information or answers to additional questions, contact

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