New Student Orientation Phase 1
For information about registering for Orientation for Fall 2023, please contact Adam at (814) 375-4763 or [email protected].
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 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.
If you are admitted to Penn State for the summer 2023 or fall 2023 semesters and have accepted your offer of admission, you will gain access to the NSO Tasklist and reservation system in the first week of April 2023. You will receive an email to the email address provided on your admissions application when you have access.
You'll be able to make a reservation for family members to participate in Virtual Orientation through the reservation system. Separate, but concurrent, programming options will be available for family members that wish to support you through the orientation process. Please add them as your guest(s) to ensure they receive important information about orientation.
If you have any issues making a reservation or accessing your Tasklist, please visit orientation.astrangeanimal.com.
In addition, for information about the Phase 2 New Student Orientation / Welcome days, please follow this link http://dubois.astrangeanimal.com/new-student-orientation-phase-2