Transfer Student Orientation

Orientation Dates

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend an on-campus Orientation.  The dates available to you are dependent on what semester you will begin classes at NDSU.  

Summer 2024 Orientation

April 19; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fall 2024 Transfer Student Orientation

April 19; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
June 17; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
June 25; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
August 1; 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
August 23; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Transfer Transition Virtual Orientation (via Zoom)

July 15; 12:00-1:15 pm
July 25; 12:00-1:15 pm
August 7; 12:00-1:15 pm

What to Expect at Orientation

On-campus 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 NDSU 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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