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New Student Orientation

The mission of the Office of New Student Orientation is to assist newly-entering students in their transition to the University.  Through a collaborative, empowering, and comprehensive institutional effort, students and parents are able to holistically address academic, financial, and social needs while preparing for enrollment.

Congratulations on your decision to become a part of the NSU Spartan Family! We look forward to meeting and working with you to achieve your educational goals. After being admitted to the University, your next step is to attend one of the New Student Orientation sessions for undergraduate students. The earlier you begin this process of advising, class selection and registration the better.

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 16, 2020.

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.

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 and by phone at (757) 823-8673 during business hours (8:00am - 5:00pm).

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.

New Student Orientation Fees

All new undergraduate students are assessed a mandatory one-time, non-refundable New Student Enrollment Deposit and Orientation Fee of $200 for their first semester of enrollment. These fees include student attendance to Norfolk State University, programming for new students, AGOGE Week activities, resources, placement exams and university publications. 

Confirmation Link

Please have your New Student Orientation code ready to confirm your New Student Orientation date. The code is located in your payment confirmation email.

If you paid your Enrollment deposit and New Student Orientation fee and have not received your confirmation email, your receipt, which can found in the Spartan Self-Service area of your MyNSU account under your Account Summary, will contain the information. Once there you will find the Deposits tab and you will be able to click on your receipt number to find your access code and registration link.

Summer 2020 New Student Orientation Dates

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 will be sent via email to Spartan email address.

Friday, July 17, 2020 - Freshman Students
School of Business
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address.

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

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

Parents & Families

This is your journey too!  Click here​ for important information designed especially for you.

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Disability Services

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, if you have a disability or think you have a disability, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services/International Student Services (OASIS).  
Location:  James A. Bowser Building, Suite 121
Contact Person:  Mrs. Doral Jackson, Coordinator
Telephone Number:  757-823-2014
Email Address: