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Welcome to New Student Orientation
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. Student Orientation Confirmation Online  


Have you been accepted for fall semester 2017?  The dates and times for New Student Orientation are as follows: 

Friday, June 9 or Saturday, June 10

College of Liberal Arts          School of Education

Friday, June 23 or Saturday, June 24

School of Social Work          College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Friday, July 14 or Saturday, July 15

School of Business

Friday, July 28 or Saturday, July 29

Open to All Academic Schools

Wednesday, August 16

Open to All Academic Schools

Location - L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

Time - 9 a.m.

***You are only required to attend one session. 

***You are only required to attend one session.

TIP of the WEEK: 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.


  Important Message for Students

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. How to access your email.

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. 

Please make plans to attend throughout the duration of your New Student Orientation session.  Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  Undergraduate New Student Orientation Locations

Location - L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

Time - 9 a.m.

  Spartan Family Plan Application

Spartan Family Plan Application Form 2017-2018 - pdf

    Academic Areas of Interest

New Student Orientation Dates, and Reading List for each School.


  RSVP Confirmation

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

Your $100 New Student Orientation Deposit and your $100 Enrollment Deposit must be paid prior to reserving your New Student Orientation date.  Please click RSVP Now (shown above) to access the link to set-up your NSU email account.  Upon completion, please click the Spartan Self-Service tab via MyNSU to pay the required deposits.  Once this is done, you will receive a confirmation email with your NSU New Student Orientation code.  Be sure to click the link in your email to reserve your New Student Orientation date within 48 hours. 

New Student Orientation