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A variety of presentations are offered during our first-year student orientation programs. With the wealth of information being shared in one day, we have organized the information between the student and family schedules. We encourage students to share information with parents and vice versa. 

For the majority of the day, students and family members will follow separate schedules. This separation is both practical and symbolic. Aside from Festival Concert Hall, it is difficult to accommodate the number of guests in a single location. From a symbolic perspective, college is a time of taking many new, independent steps, and orientation is among the first. Be assured that there will be plenty of professional assistance for students throughout the day. At the end of the day, both family members and students will be reunited in the Memorial Union.


Student Sessions              
Family Sessions
Check In
After checking in, stop by the informational tables and visit with representatives about student services and opportunities.
Check In
After checking in, stop by the informational tables and visit with representatives about student services and opportunities.

Welcome
NDSU administrators and COAR Team members will welcome you and introduce you to new experiences.

Welcome
NDSU administrators and COAR Team members will welcome you and introduce you to new experiences.

Finances at NDSU
Get general information on financial aid and NDSU's payment process. 
Finances at NDSU
Get general information on financial aid and NDSU's payment process. 

Supporting Your First-Generation Student              A First-Gen Student is a student who will earn a Bachelor's degree before their parent/guardian. Families of First-Gen students will get answers to their questions and learn how to support their student during the college experience.

 

Academic Information Meetings
Meet with the Dean of your student's academic college to learn about the expectations your student will be asked to meet.

Health Professions

Science and Mathematics

Information Technology Services
Learn which devices to bring to campus, how to connect to the wireless network, how to set up and manage your email and other academic service accounts, and how to get software - including Microsoft Office - that NDSU provides for free. 

Living and Learning
Questions will be answered about living in the residence halls.  For families who will have students living at home, there is a session designed especially for them.

Transferring Dual Credit and Credit By Exam
Helpful tips and reminders will be presented for students who are transferring in college-level credit.
Career Development
You'll hear about NDSU's awesome internship opportunities and how our career advisors are available to help prepare students for success and connect them with prospective employers starting day one.

Campus Involvement
Discover the variety of opportunities available to get involved in campus life, activities, and student organizations.

Student Health Service
Learn about the preventative and healthcare services available at the Student Health Service, the campus clinic and pharmacy. This includes what is covered in student fees, the billing process, and immunization requirements. More information can be found here.

Living and Learning
Learn what to expect when living in a residence hall community.  For students living at home, find out about ways to stay connected on campus.
Diversity on Campus
Learn about programs, resources and activities available for all diverse students. Staff will specifically address opportunities for culturally diverse and LGBTQ students.
Study Abroad
Discover how study abroad is an integral part of education and career development for any major. Learn about low-cost programs, financial aid planning, and scholarship opportunities. 
Study Abroad
Discover how study abroad is an integral part of education and career development for any major. Learn about low-cost programs, financial aid planning, and scholarship opportunities. 
Preparing for Academics
Gather academic and registration insights, as well as learn how to navigate the Campus Connection system.
Disability Services
Examine the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities in the postsecondary environment. A list of additional resources can be found here.
College Meetings and Course Registration
Meet with an academic adviser for help in course selection and registration.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Learn more about financial aid and finding resources to help fund your student's education. 

Expectations of Success                                           During lunch, families prepare to have conversations with their students about being successful in their academics.

Student Academic Success
Family members play an important role in their student's academic success. Learn more about academic policies, processes, expectations, and services that are in place to help your student achieve their academic goals.

NDSU ID Card Photos
Students will take their picture for their NDSU ID Card, which is their student ID. 

NDSU Bookstore                                                                    Information regarding purchasing course materials can be foundhere. 

 

Safety, Security and Responsibilities
Learn about ways students and families can promote a safe living community at NDSU and your student's rights and responsibilities. This includes a new initiative titled Parent and Family Empower, which is designed to increase awareness and enhance the learning environment for parents and families.

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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. 5260 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Orientation and Student Success

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 7:57:21 AM
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