To help you get started on a path to success at Penn State you will need to learn more about the Penn State community, academic and co-curricular expectations and opportunities, and ways to begin meeting your educational and career goals. The programs and events listed on this page are designed to do just that.
New Student Orientation
At New Student Orientation (NSO), you will visit your campus to meet with campus personnel, develop educational goals, become familiar with campus resources, and schedule courses to put your academic plan into action. For University Park students, New Student Orientation is a two-day program.
All new Penn State students must complete these steps:
- Complete your Educational Planning Survey
- Take your ALEKS Math Assessment
- Attend New Student Orientation
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