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Welcome to New Student Orientation for Undergraduate Students

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. Please see the link below to start your new and exciting journey at Norfolk State University.

Dates & Times

The dates and times for New Student Orientation are located on the Orientation Schedule webpage. 

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Be sure to complete all steps listed on your Enrollment Checklist. The Enrollment Checklist is included in your Norfolk State University New Spartan Next Step Guide. It is also available online.

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All students scheduled to attend New Student Orientation must have already set-up their Norfolk State University Outlook Live e-mail account prior to arriving on campus.

Please pay close attention to the New Student Orientation dates to make sure you are attending the correct session.  You will be participating in academic advising and registration, as needed.  New first-time freshmen will take a math placement test.  You will also receive your SpartanCard, NSU ID.  Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID.  Make plans to attend throughout the duration of your New Student Orientation session. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

spartan family plan

The Spartan Family Plan provides an affordable, high-quality education to students with immediate family members enrolled at the University. If awarded, an adjustment to the final balance of a student’s cost of attendance will be made. Award amounts will be determined after an administrative review of the application and students’ records.


Please take the time to RSVP and confirm your New Student Orientation.

non-refundable Deposits

Your non-refundable $100 New Student Orientation Deposit and your non-refundable $100 Enrollment Deposit must be paid prior to reserving your New Student Orientation date. 

non-refundable Deposit Payments

Navigate to MyNSU to access the link to set-up your NSU email account. Upon completion, please click the Spartan Self-Service tab within MyNSU to pay the required non-refundable deposits.  Once you have made a payment, you will receive a confirmation email with your NSU New Student Orientation code.   

Payments are also accepted by calling Norfolk State University's Cashier Office.  Please call 757-823-8545 for assistance.   

You may also click RSVP Now to reserve your New Student Orientation date after paying the required non-refundable fees.