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How Do I . . . ?: New Student Orientation



Are you a New Student??

What is New Student Orientation (NSO)?

Research demonstrates that students who are properly oriented to the college achieve a higher level of academic success than those who are not. NSO is Gateway's program to assist new students in transitioning into the college environment and become familiar with the various services, resources, and opportunities available at Gateway.

Sign Up for NSO

Orientation sessions are open to new students, as well as to parents or spouses of new students, and are geared towards those who wish to have a more hands-on campus orientation.

Sign up for NSO here

The on-campus tour does not replace the online orientation program.

To register you will need:

  • A working email address for automated reminders and to receive your pre-session packet
  • Your Student (Banner) ID number, which can be found on your Admissions letter in the top right-hand corner
  • Your cell phone number to receive text message reminders and any last minute information from the College.

If you require special accommodations, please read below.

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Become a New Student Orientation Leader

For returning students who are interested in serving as a New Student Orientation (NSO) Leader, students should forward a resumé and cover letter outlining his or her interest in the position to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs.  Recruitment for NSO Leaders begins late Spring each year.
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