New Student Orientation

What is New Student Orientation?

group photoNew Student Orientation (NSO) is a program for all incoming Stanislaus State 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 Stanislaus State 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 Stanislaus State. By the end of the day, you will have a general understanding of the campus layout and university resources.


Orientation Dates: Spring 2020

Orientation Dates Information & Deadline

January 14, 2020




This orientation is specifically for Transfer students planning to complete their degree at Stanislaus State's Stockton Campus. Transfers with the following majors are eligible to attend: Business Administration - Accounting concentration, Business Administration - Finance concentration, Business Administration - General Business concentration, Business Administration -Management-Human Resources concentration, Communication Studies, Gender Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Students must register and pay by 5:00pm on November 15, 2019.

January 16, 2020


Transfers with majors in the following colleges are eligible to attend: College of Science, College of Education, Kinesiology, Social Work, and Pre-Nursing. See the list of majors by college. Students must register AND pay the NSO fee by 5:00pm on November 15, 2019.

January 17, 2020


Transfers with majors in the following colleges are eligible to attend: College of Business & College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Undeclared. See the list of majors by college. Students must register AND pay the NSO fee by 5:00pm on November 15, 2019

Orientation Registration and Payment Information

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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 Stanislaus State.The NSO fee is separate from and in addition to other deposits, registration fees and tuition and cannot be covered by financial aid.

What Happens After I Register For NSO?

You will immediately receive a confirmation email to your email address. Please note all university communication will be sent to your email address. A few weeks prior to your scheduled New Student Orientation you will be emailed a link to complete the Pre-New Student Orientation that you are required to complete before attending your scheduled in-person orientation.  One week prior to your registration date, a reminder email will be sent. If you have questions please contact the NSO office at (209) 664-6757 or

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 filing 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