New Student Orientation

Once you've accepted your admission to Stanislaus be sure to check your @csustan.edu email for your invitation to register.

Freshmen Orientation Dates:

Friday, June 20th
Friday, June 27th
Friday, July 18th

*Students must register online AND pay the NSO fee by Friday, May 30th at 5pm.

Transfer Orientation Dates:

Wednesday, July 23rd
Friday, July 25th

*Students must register online AND pay the NSO fee by Monday, June 30th at 5pm.

Orientation Registration and Payment Information

View step by step payment instructions

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program for incoming CSU Stanislaus students designed to provide you with information about University requirements, general education requirements, major academic advising and student programs and services. Each NSO includes informational sessions with a variety of CSU Stanislaus staff and faculty to assist you with academic advising and course registration. Your attendance and participation in your New Student Orientation will greatly enhance your educational experience at CSU Stanislaus. By the end of the day, you will have a general understanding of the campus layout and university resources.

How Will NSO Benefit Me and Why Should I Attend NSO Early?

  • Preferred class selection and scheduling
  • Opportunity to become familiar with campus prior to first day of classes
  • Interaction with other new students as well as University faculty and staff
  • Gain knowledge of University policies and graduation requirements
  • Obtain information of campus services available to you as a student
  • Receive a student handbook

Requirements to attend NSO and How Much Does it Cost?

To be eligible to attend NSO and enroll in any courses, all students must take the EPT/ELM placement tests, or be exempt at the time of registering for NSO...You should register as soon as possible as space is very limited in each NSO and be sure to follow payment instructions found here.

In the event that you need to change or cancel your orientation date, you must notify the NSO Office 30 days prior to your scheduled orientation date; change of date cannot be guaranteed.

There is a mandatory New Student Orientation fee of $75 for all new students; payment is required by the specified deadline above. The NSO fee is a mandatory fee charged to all new undergraduate students at CSU Stanislaus.The NSO fee is separate from and in addition to other deposits, registration fees and tuition.

What Happens After I Register For NSO?

You will immediately receive a confirmation email to your @csustan.edu email address. One week prior to your registration date, a reminder email will be sent to your @csustan.edu address. If you have questions please contact the NSO office at (209) 664-6757 or nso@csustan.edu.

Veteran Students

Student veterans and dependents of veterans are required to attend New Student Orientation. Staff of the Veteran Affairs Office will be available to answer questions and provide advice on completing and filling VA claims forms for federal and state education assistance programs and with applying for and using their federal and state sponsored educational benefits.

Veterans Affairs Website