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2016 Summer Orientation Dates

A variety of orientation dates are available throughout the summer for students enrolling for the Fall of 2016.  Each session is one day in length beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding around 5:00 p.m.  

Scholars Orientation Sessions

ThursdayJune 16
FridayJune 17

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.

Freshman Summer Orientation Sessions

MondayJune 27
TuesdayJune 28
WednesdayJune 29
ThursdayJune 30
FridayJuly 1
FridayJuly 8
MondayJuly 11
TuesdayJuly 12
WednesdayJuly13
ThursdayJuly14
MondayAugust 1
TuesdayAugust 2
MondayAugust 22

Sample Schedule

Take a glimpse at a sample student schedule:

  • Check in from 8:00 - 9:00 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.

Reserve your spot

We will begin to accept orientation reservations in early April, once our orientation invitations have been sent.  Once received, a space can be reserved by following the included instructions on how to fill out the online reservation form.

What Parents Say About Orientation


"Everyone we talked to answered our questions and was friendly.  Our son, excited before orientation, is now completely ready to jump in and start school.  He told us he cannot wait to start in the fall.  Thank you for a great day!" - Family orientation participant



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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: Friday, January 15, 2016 2:18:31 PM