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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. 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. 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. 

Orientation Registration

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

Within 24-hours after you have made your payment, you will receive a confirmation email the NSU New Student Orientation registration link. 

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

Spring 2021 New Student Orientation Dates

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 - All Students
All Academic Schools and All Majors
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address of registered participants as your registered date approaches.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - All Students
All Academic Schools and All Majors
Location - Virtual - Access information will be sent via email to Spartan email address of registered participants as your registered date approaches.

Parents & Families

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

Know Your Title IX - Trivia

    •    Know Your IX Newsletter March 2019  - PDF

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    •    Student Advocacy Title IX Trivia Contest Questions - PDF
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    •    Student Advocacy Title IX Trivia Contest Rules and Details - PDF

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: