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Fall Semester Orientation Dates

We will send fall semester Orientation invitations in early April and will then begin to take reservations. Once received, a space can be reserved online by following the instructions included in the invitation.

2018 Fall Semester Orientation Dates

A variety of Orientation dates are available throughout the summer for students beginning classes in fall semester 2018.  Each session is one day in length beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding around 5:00 p.m.  All sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis and are limited to 200 students.

*First year students who are beginning during the 2018 summer semester should visit the Summer School page for more information about the orientation options available prior to the start of the summer.

Scholars Orientation Sessions


Thursday                         June 14                               
FridayJune 15                          

Scholars Orientation is reserved for National Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, Presidential Honor Scholars, University Honors Program participants, and students who have completed substantial college-level coursework.*

*Please note that substantial college-level coursework is defined as 24 or more college-level credits completed by January 2018. Official transcripts of college-level credit must have been submitted by February 2018 in order to be invited to attend Scholars' Orientation.

First-Year Summer Orientation Sessions



June 22

Session Full
MondayJune 25Session Full
TuesdayJune 26Session Full
WednesdayJune 27
ThursdayJune 28
FridayJune 29Session Full
MondayJuly 9
TuesdayJuly 10
WednesdayJuly 11
ThursdayJuly 12
MondayJuly 30
TuesdayJuly 31
FridayAugust 17 (half-day)



Click on the image to view your summer Orientation and Registration Invite in electronic form!

Welcome Week 2018

Incoming, first-year students are required to attend Welcome Week events. Please plan accordingly to ensure that you have the following dates and times available to attend these mandatory events:

  • Saturday, August 18th: Move-in from 8 a.m-1 p.m., and Saturday evening
  • The afternoon of Sunday, August 19th 
  • The morning of Monday, August 20th 

Click here for more information about Welcome Week.


Sample Schedule

Take a glimpse at a sample student schedule:

  • Check in from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
  • Welcome
  • Resource fair
  • Finances at NDSU
  • On and off-campus living
  • Breakout sessions on student services/opportunities
  • Lunch
  • Preparing to register
  • Academic advising
  • Register for classes
  • Program concludes around 5:00 p.m.

*Please note that it is important for students to attend the full Orientation day, as each piece of Orientation is designed to prepare students for a successful start at NDSU.  It is not possible to adapt the schedule.  Early departure would likely mean an inability to register for classes that day.

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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. 2838 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Orientation and Student Success

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:25:29 AM
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