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. All sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis and are capped at 200 students.
Scholars Orientation Sessions
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 2016. Official transcripts of college-level credit must have been submitted by February 2016 in order to be invited to attend Scholars' Orientation.
Freshman Summer Orientation Sessions
|Monday||June 27||Session full|
|Tuesday||June 28||Session full|
|Wednesday||June 29||Session full|
|Thursday||June 30||Session full|
|Friday||July 1||Session full|
|Friday||July 8||Session full|
|Monday||July 11||Session full|
|Tuesday||July 12||Session full|
Take a glimpse at a sample student schedule:
- Check in from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
- Resource fair
- Finances at NDSU
- On and off-campus living
- Breakout sessions on student services/opportunities
- 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