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Session Information

A variety of presentations are offered during our first-year student orientation programs. With the wealth of information being shared in one day, we have organized the information between the student and family schedules.  We encourage students to share information with parents and vice versa. 

 

For the majority of the day, students and family members will follow separate schedules.  This separation is both practical and symbolic.  Aside from Festival Concert Hall, it is difficult to accommodate the number of guests in a single location.  From a symbolic perspective, college is a time of taking many new, independent steps, and orientation is among the first.  Be assured that there will be plenty of professional assistance for students throughout the day.  At the end of the day, both family members and students will be reunited in the Memorial Union.


Student Sessions              

Family Sessions

Check In
After checking in, stop by the informational tables and visit with representatives about student services and opportunities.

Check In
After checking in, stop by the informational tables and visit with representatives about student services and opportunities.

Welcome
NDSU administrators and COAR Team members will welcome you and introduce you to new experiences.

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Student Body President

Welcome
NDSU administrators and COAR Team members will welcome you and introduce you to new experiences.

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Student Body President

Finances at NDSU
Get general information on financial aid and NDSU's payment process. 

Finances at NDSU
Get general information on financial aid and NDSU's payment process. 

Band and Choir Information
Find out about band and choral opportunities like concert choir, madrigal singers, jazz ensembles, the wind ensemble, concert band and the Gold Star Marching Band.  Information on the Gold Star Marching Band's Color Guard will also be presented.

  • Band and Choir

Academic Information Meetings
Meet with the Dean of your student's academic college to learn about the expectations your student will be asked to meet.

Information Technology Services
Learn about IT services like email and wireless networking, how to select and prepare a computer for campus, and IT jobs on campus through Student Technology Services.

Living and Learning
Questions will be answered about living in the residence halls.  For families who will have students living at home, there is a session designed especially for them.

Post Secondary Education Option (PSEO), Advanced Placement (AP) & Dual Credit
Helpful tips and reminders will be presented for students who are transferring in college-level credit.

Career Development
Learn about career services provided on campus: career planning and assessment, part-time and summer jobs, cooperative education/internships, and job search assistance for students and alumni.

Campus Involvement
Discover a variety of opportunities available to get involved in campus life, activities, and student organizations.

Student Health Service
Learn about services available at the Wallman Wellness Center, including meningitis and MMR immunization requirements.

Living and Learning
Learn what to expect when living in a residence hall community. For students living at home, find out about ways to stay connected on campus.

Diversity on Campus
Learn about programs, resources and activities available for all diverse students.  Staff will address opportunities for culturally diverse and LGBTQ students on campus.

Preparing to Register
Learn about general education requirements as well as how to navigate and find courses in the Campus Connection system.

Study Abroad
Discover benefits of a study abroad experience; learn about cost and use of financial aid for study abroad; find out about NDSU's exchange programs and other international study options; receive an introduction to the International Studies major.

Academic Advising and Registration
Sit down with an academic adviser for help in course selection and registration.

Disability Services
General information about the role of post-secondary Disability Services and the responsibilities of a student with a disability will be provided in this session. A question/answer format will be used to discuss the parent's changing role in the transition to higher education.

Financial Aid
This session will help individuals evaluate the financial aid award and/or savings to determine if financial need still exists.  Information on alternative sources of funding will be explained.

Bison Card Photos
Students will take their picture for their Bison Card, the NDSU student ID. 

Student Academic Success
Gain insight to the policies and processes students use during course selection and registration.

Safety, Security and Responsibilities
Learn about actions that students and parents can take to promote a safe living community at NDSU and your student's rights and responsibilities.

What Participants Say About Orientation

"The most helpful part was to be able to hear from students who have already been through it all.  It made me feel a lot more at ease." - Student orientation participant


"It was a good opportunity for my daughter to meet some of the other students who will be attending NDSU.  It was a good review for me of the parent expectations of a student at the school." - Parent orientation participant

 

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Orientation and Student Success
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8379 or Toll free: +1 (800) 488-NDSU menu option 2 / Fax: (701) 231-6253
Campus address: West Dining Center Lower Level
Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5260 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Orientation and Student Success

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014 1:47:27 PM