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.

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

New Student Orientation Registration
Registration will be available after April 15 for Fall 2022 students. For additional information or questions please email or call 757-823-8673.

The non-refundable $100 enrollment deposit is required to start the orientation process. Payments can be made by phone at 757-823-8545 or email

New Student Orientation Fees
All new undergraduate students are assessed a mandatory one-time, non-refundable Orientation Fee of $100 for their first semester of enrollment. This will be billed to your account. The non-refundable $100 enrollment deposit is required to start the orientation process. Payments can be made by phone at 757-823-8545 or email

Course registration will be completed as a part of the orientation

Important message for students

To start the New Student Orientation Steps, students must have already set-up their Norfolk State University MyNSU e-mail account prior to attending their registered session. The website links to start your first step for New Student Orientation will only be sent to your student email account.  

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

Orientation Registration

Registration for New Student Orientation is available for students that have paid the non refundable $100 enrollment deposit. 

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

To access the modules, an email will be sent to your Spartan Email account in May 2022. 

Prior to having access to the New Student Orientation, the non-refundable $100 enrollment deposit must be paid. Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students.

  • If a student experiences trouble paying online, payments are also accepted by calling Norfolk State University's Cashier Office at 757-823-8545.
  • Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students that request a change of major or minor, should contact the Office of New Student Orientation for the Incoming Student Change of Major form by emailing
  • For any issues, questions or concerns, our staff is readily available to assist students or parents via email at and by phone at 757-823-8673.

Parents & Families

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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: