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New Student Orientation

Orientation is the first step toward a smooth start whether you are a first-year student, transfer student, or family member of a student. We are committed to helping all incoming students learn important information, make connections, and feel prepared to begin their NDSU experience. We will utilize online Orientation modules and virtual Orientation sessions to provide information you need about academics, finances, campus resources, student life, and virtually connect with NDSU staff and other students.

Orientation Goals

Orientation Programming is intentionally designed to...

  • Welcome and acquaint new students to the NDSU community and resources
  • Connect new students with other new and returning students as well as NDSU faculty and staff
  • Increase new students knowledge of academic expectations and processes
  • Increase new students understanding of financial processes, obligations, and options


"I enjoyed the virtual orientation and got to know new people.  It also helped me become familiar with the professors and people who run my program!" — first-year student

"I really liked the energy and fun the orientation leaders brought to the meeting.  It got me even more excited about school.  I also liked that we got to meet other students that would be living in the same area." — first-year student

"The orientation leaders were inviting and friendly." — transfer student

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