The National Center on Deafness (NCOD) 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 California State University, Northridge. The student orientation familiarizes students with the programs and services that will aid in communication during their time at CSUN. During the retreat, 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.

Workshop topics include:

  • Deaf CSUNians
  • Deaf culture
  • Diversity and your identity
  • Communication access services
  • Campus resource hunt
  • College 101 crash course
  • Public safety
  • Student learning program tutoring/mentoring