First-Year Student Orientation

Orientation Dates

First-year students are required to attend an on-campus Orientation.    

Fall 2024 First-Year Student Orientation

June 10; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm - We have filled all reservation spots for this date.
June 11; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm - We have filled all reservation spots for this date.
June 12; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 13; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 18; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 19; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 20; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 25; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 26; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 27; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 28; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm - We have filled all reservation spots for this date.
August 1; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm - We have filled all reservation spots for this date.
August 23; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

What to Expect at Orientation

Orientation is designed to help you prepare for your first semester at NDSU! Throughout the day, you will:

  • Begin making connections with other new and returning students.
  • If you will live on-campus, you will learn about campus living and amenities and meet Residence Life staff. If you will live off-campus, you will learn about commuter student services and meet with staff.
  • Eat lunch in a dining center.
  • Register for your first semester of classes with the guidance of an Academic Advisor (if you haven't already registered by your Orientation date).
  • Learn about finances at NDSU and get your questions answered.
  • Receive your NDSU ID card.
  • Campus tours will be available.
  • Your family members are invited to attend orientation so they can also be well-informed.  You and your family members will attend some orientation sessions together and some apart.  It is not possible for family members to attend class registration with you due to space constraints.  Academic advisors will assist you.
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