New Student Orientation

Our mission at New Student Orientation (NSO) is to support the continual process of integrating new students into the academic, cultural and social context of CSUN.

NSO oversees a wide range of programming for freshmen, transfer students, international students, and parents and guardians.

A team of student coordinators and volunteers assists the professional staff and supports NSO efforts year-round. The diverse team is guided by university, divisional, and departmental goals and values, and contributes to the success of the overall orientation experience.


2014 Orientation Schedule 

International Students

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Transfer and Graduate

Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Freshmen


Transfer Students

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


First-Time Freshman

DateTimeCollege or Program Affiliation
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

College of Health and Human Development

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Undecided / Undeclared
Thursday, Aug. 7, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Friday, Aug. 9, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.College of Business and Economics
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Thursday, Aug. 14, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.College of Science and Mathematics
Friday, Aug. 15, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

College of Humanities

Undecided / Undeclared
Monday, Aug. 18, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

EOP Residential Bridge

EOP Fresh Start

Undecided / Undeclared

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

College of Health and Human Development

Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Merge Day with NCOD 
Friday, Aug. 22, 20148 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 

Living Learning Communities

Fresh Start Program

Undecided / Undeclared

If you have any further questions, please contact the New Student Orientation staff at (818) 677-4100 or via email at newstudentorientation@csun.edu.

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