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NSO for First-Year Students


Program check-in is at 12:30pm on your assigned arrival date (Day 1). Your program will conclude the following day (Day 2) at 5pm. Please visit orientation.psu.edu for more details on (Day 1) programming.

You will be expected to check out of the residence hall before starting your first session at 8am. Plan to be on campus until 5pm on Day 2 of your program.

On Day 2 of NSO, you will:

  • attend a session on student aid, paying the bills & financial literacy;
  • learn more about the educational planning process at Penn State;
  • affirm your interest(s) in what you plan to study; and
  • meet with an academic adviser and register for your first semester of classes.
Contact Us

Smeal Advising Center
202 Business Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802


You Should Know!

Every student is different, so remember that this is just an example of what an incoming student might look to schedule.