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Orientation Schedule

Summer 2020 New Student Orientation Dates

COVID-19 Orientation Update 
Norfolk State University is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”). Very rapidly, the virus has been detected in numerous countries including the United States.

At this time, there are confirmed cases in the State of Virginia. The University has moved to an online environment beginning March 162020.

August 17, 2020 Update
The Office of New Student Orientation has added an additional date. If you missed a previous date or have now committed to NSU, you will need to pay all required deposits and register for orientation. The orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2020 and registration will close on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 5:00pm.

July 14, 2020 Update
Virtual New Student Orientation access information for the Friday, July 17, 2020 registered participants was sent to your Spartan email account yesterday, July 13, 2020. The information will only be sent to students based upon registration for this new student orientation date. 
Students who have registered for the Transfer session on Saturday, July 18, 2020 can anticipate receiving their orientation access information no later than the evening of Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

July 6, 2020 Update
Virtual New Student Orientation access information for the Friday, July 10, 2020 registered participants will  be sent to your Spartan email account TODAY. The information will only be sent to students based upon registration for this new student orientation date.

June 25, 2020 Update
Virtual New Student Orientation access information for the Friday, June 26, 2020 registered participants has been sent to your Spartan email account. The information was only sent to students based upon registration for this new student orientation date.

June 16, 2020 Update
Are you ready for your New Student Orientation? If not, it's time to get ready. Access information for your Virtual New Student Orientation will be sent to your Spartan email account. The information will be sent to students based upon their registered new student orientation date.

What does this mean for New Student Orientation?
Our office is keeping a close eye on this ever-changing situation. On April 21st, the university determined that the best course of action would be to move our summer orientation process online. This decision was not made lightly, but out of caution and safety for both the NSU community, as well as our new incoming students and their families. Therefore, all Summer 2020 New Student Orientation sessions will be held virtually.

During this time, we will be making a number of updates to our website, as well as sending out communications regarding what the change to the online orientation will be.  We encourage you to continue checking our site for updates.

While our physical office will remain closed for servicing students for the remainder of the semester, our staff will be readily available via email at nsuorientation@nsu.edu and by phone at (757) 823-8673 during business hours (8:00am - 5:00pm).

Friday, June 26, 2020 - Freshman Students - Registration Closed
College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Social Work
Location - Virtual - Access information sent via email to Spartan email address of registered participants. 

Friday, July 10, 2020 - Freshman Students - Registration Closed
College of Liberal Arts
School of Education
Location - Virtual - Access information sent via email to Spartan email address of registered participants.

Friday, July 17, 2020 - Freshman Students - Registration Closed
School of Business
Location - Virtual - Access information sent via email to Spartan email address of registered participants.

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Transfer Students - Registration Closed
All Academic Schools
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address.

Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25, 2020 - Freshman Students - Registration Closed
All Academic Schools and All Majors
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address.

Friday, August 14, 2020 - All Students - Registration Closed
All Academic Schools and All Majors
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address.

Friday, August 21, 2020 - All Students
All Academic Schools and All Majors
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address.

See:  Orientation Preview for more information & signup form.