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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 information 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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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. Until further notice, New Student Orientation Sessions will be held virtually.

During this time, we will be making a number of updates to our website. We encourage you to continue checking our site for updates.

Our staff is readily available via email at and by phone at (757) 823-8673 during business hours (8:00am - 5:00pm).

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

Fall 2021 students Note:

Registration for New Student Orientation is available at 

important message for students

All students must have already set-up their Norfolk State University MyNSU e-mail account prior to accessing the online self-paced New Student Orientation modules. Your orientation module access information will only be sent to your Spartan MyNSU student email account. Course registration will be completed as a part of the orientation. 


non-refundable Deposit Payments

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.

Navigate to MyNSU to access the link to set-up your NSU email account. Upon completion, please click the Spartan Self-Service tab and then Make a Payment within MyNSU to pay the required non-refundable deposits.  

If you experience trouble paying online, payments are also accepted by calling Norfolk State University's Cashier Office.  Please call 757-823-8545 for assistance.   

Fall 2021 students Note:

Course registration is a part of New Student Orientation and you will communicate with an advisor after completion of your Virtual New Student Orientation Modules. 

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.