The New Student Orientation (NSO) experience is a required for all entering International students and will occur over the summer leading up till the Fall semester. All new students will partake in the following:
NSO Online - Is a set of comprehensive modules that address university programs, services, and resources available in a virtual and eventual on-campus capacity. You will be able to complete NSO Online at your own pace throughout the month of July.
NSO Live! - Is our way of engaging with you! NSO Leaders will be facilitating small groups through Zoom on a wide set of topics including Student Involvement and Belonging, Academic Success, and Information Technology. These smaller virtual gatherings can assist in answering lingering questions and offer a more individualized opportunity to connect with other CSUN students.
NSO Resources and Services Fair - As another part of your New Student Orientation experience, you can sign up for the optional virtual NSO Resources and Services Fair, where you can ask questions and interact with representatives across campus via Zoom.
On-Campus Tours - Following COVID-19 safety guidelines, we will be offering optional one-hour on-campus tours to get you familiar with the university.
Registration will begin late June. All new students will receive emails and postcards signaling they can begin the NSO registration process.
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The NSO Online platform is the first step in the NSO process and it offers a set of comprehensive modules that address university programs, services, and resources available to you in a virtual and eventual on-campus capacity. Complete this online program at your own pace.
Resources and Services Fair Week
NSO Resources and Services Fair - Offered on Monday, July 26th - Thursday, July 29th, is an optional event. By registering for the event, you will get the chance to interact with representatives from different departments across campus. The Resources and Services Fair will give you the opportunity to connect with departments like Financial Aid, Admission and Records, University Counseling Services, Associated Students, Klotz Student Health Center, etc., before you begin your first semester at CSUN.
Become familiar with your laptop and its settings in case of a technical issue
Make sure your sound and camera is operable
Be aware that when you log onto zoom, attendees will be able to see and hear you
Tips for the best look!
Good lighting (The light should be in front and facing you!)
Correct angle to show your whole face
Have a clean and clear virtual background
Try your best to eliminate any distractions
Notify others in your home that you will be on zoom for a specified amount of time
Have a clean space prepared
Don’t have any inappropriate images or obscure room decor visible
Show us who you are by listing your pronouns (Optional)
Pronouns: How you choose to identify yourself or how you wish to be addressed as an individual
Why do we do this?
We want to be as inclusive and respectful as possible. As people transition into their college years as their most authentic selves it is important that we not only respect each others differences but address each other as we wish to be represented. To clarify this section is optional and NOT mandatory.
Example: Ciana (She / Her / Hers) or Rave (He / Him/ Hers) or Charlie (Them / Their / Thiers)
Private Messages are NOT private
The host can see private messages
Be mindful of who you’re speaking with and what you’re saying
We look forward to seeing you at your New Student Orientation. Here are some essential tips and reminders:
Mandatory Information- Orientation information is mandatory and you are expected to participate in the full program.
Cost to attend
A mandatory fee of $55.00 dollars will be automatically billed to your student account
User ID - There will be time for you to register for the Student Recreation Center (SRC) after the Orientation, which will require you to have your User ID (also referred to you as your "Moodle login").
F-1 Freshman & Transfer Students (Undergraduate Level who wish to obtain a Bachelor Degree): An academic advisor from Undergraduate Studies will be speaking with you and can perhaps answer general questions on class scheduling. F-
F-1 Graduate Students(Graduate Level who wish to obtain a Masters or Doctoral Degree): Graduate Students may attend NSO coordinated out of our office; however, there is also a “New Graduate Student Orientation” program provided through the office of Research and Graduate Studies. For more information on that event please click here.
F-1 Academic Advisement - Be sure to see an academic advisor if possible BEFORE your New Student Orientation to help you with class selection if possible.
If you are in the United States, you are encouraged to schedule a meeting with one of the International Academic Advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Studies by calling 818-677-2969 or emailing email@example.com.
Bring your unofficial transcripts for all courses taken at a community college or another four-year university to your advisement meeting.
Students outside of the U.S. and arriving on July 23 or later, are also encouraged to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Schedule of Classes - It may be helpful for you to bring your schedule of classes with you as you'll have an opportunity to identify buildings with your Orientation leader.
Orientation Payment— The mandatory non-refundable $55.00 fee issued for Orientation should be paid as soon as possible. This fee could be paid through the "My Checklist" portion of your student portal or by visiting Cash Services, which is located in the first floor of Bayramian Hall. This is a separate fee from tuition and cannot be paid with money awarded by Financial Aid. If you have any questions regarding the Orientation fee, please contact University Cash Services (818) 677-8000 or email@example.com.
Contact the orientation staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (818) 677-4100 and ask to speak to someone regarding Orientation should you have any questions or concerns.
NSO Components and Student Learning Outcomes
Hello new matador! We are currently in the process of finalizing your 2021 New Student Orientation experience. Please, refer back to this website in April to get all the details.
Please visit our FAQs page to better prepare you for your orientation experience.
On-Campus Tours (In-Person)
This is about a 45-minute experience with student leaders to introduce you to your new campus. Fall 2020 and Fall 2021 students may register for the optional supplement now; please ONLY select ONE time and day as it is first come and first serve basis. To officially sign up for a tour, you can select the "On-Campus Tours Sign Up" button below and use the event password: FALL2021TOUR
Our office does appreciate your patience and flexibility as we accommodate all incoming students to the best of our ability.
If you have any further questions, please contact the New Student Orientation staff at (818) 677-4100 or via email at email@example.com. You may also review the FAQs page for any questions you may have.
Disclaimer: The New Student Orientation website contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.