The NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services student orientation facilitates the integration of new and transfer students who are deaf or hard of hearing into the academic, cultural, emotional and social climate of CSUN. The NCOD student orientation is a 3-day program facilitated at the end of August before the fall semester begins. It familiarizes students with the programs and services that will aid in communication during their time at CSUN. During the orientation, new students will participate in getting-to-know-each-other activities and informative workshops with topics ranging from academic issues to safety on campus. On the first day of orientation, parents are invited to participate in workshops, meet other parents and get to know the staff at NCOD.