Welcome to NDSU! Our priority is to support and prepare you for a successful transition to the university. Two essential steps are registering for classes and attending Orientation.
Please note that these orientations are designed for new undergraduate students with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. If you are an international student, there is a unique orientation for you that is provided by the International Student and Study Abroad office.
An Academic Advisor will prepare an individualized class schedule for you. First, you must complete three pre-registration steps that will provide necessary information to Academic Advisors. Your class registration time will be based on your completion of the pre-registration steps.
In addition to the pre-registration steps, you should complete the Orientation modules before registering for classes to learn important information about academics, finances, campus resources, and health and safety at NDSU. Access the Orientation modules by logging into Blackboard with your North Dakota System Account. Click on Courses and then Online Orientation.
New Student Orientation
Orientation will be held via Zoom. You will learn about campus housing or commuter student services, meet other students, and learn about your academic college. There are also orientation meetings designed especially for family members of new students. They will also learn about your academic college, residence life or commuter student services, and will have a choice of several breakout meetings on topics like career development, course materials, computers, and supplies, or student health services.
- June 15; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- June 16; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- June 16; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- June 17; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- June 17; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- June 22; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- June 22; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- June 23; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- July 13; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- July 13; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- July 14; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- July 14; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- July 28; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- July 28: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- August 20; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
New Student Checklist
A comprehensive list of things to do to prepare for your first semester is available here.