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New Student Orientation




Welcome Home, Knights! 

New Student Orientation (NSO) marks the exciting launch of a transformative journey for incoming and first year and Transfer scholars. This vibrant event sets the tone for an unmatched college experience, where first-year and first-time transfer students are warmly embraced by the academic community and SUNO Administration. New Student Orientation provides a snapshot to campus life, academic resources, and a host of opportunities. Through engaging workshops, interactive sessions, and collaborative activities, students create connections, cultivate essential skills, and gain invaluable insights to successfully navigate Knight Nation. 


Orientation Registration $125 - Includes Knight "swag bag", t-shirt, lunch and other materials. Payment must be received in full in order for your reservation to be complete. Registration must be completed prior to the Orientation registration deadline. Parents must pay for their own lunch if they attend.



All Spring, Summer, and Fall Orientation Sessions are mandatory for First Year and First-time Transfer Students! 

Departmental Presentations, Campus Tours, & Social Engagement Activities  

(Orientation is optional for Parents/Guardians)


New Student Orientation Dates


Athletic Orientation 

New Student Orientation for student athletes is designed to aid student-athletes who are new to SUNO become familiar with the department's expectations and visions of student-athletes moving forward in their college careers. This orientation also gives student athletes an opportunity to build community with all atheltic programs and leaders within the Athletic Department. Both Orientation days are MANDATORY! 

  • August 5-6

Orientation for All other Students 

This Orientation is for students (first-year and transfer) who are not playing sports. Students who successfully receive a Housing assignment will move in on August 14, 2024. Both Orientation days are MANDATORY! 

  • August 15-16 


Only students who pay their $125 Orientation Registration will receive a course schedule for the fall 2024 term. Register with the link below.