Getting Started and Fees


NSO Family

A non-refundable Orientation and First Year Experience fee, set by the Indiana University Board of Trustees, covers costs for NSO, Welcome Week, and FYE services and programs throughout your first year. This fee will be assessed on your first IU tuition bill after you attend NSO. 

You do not need to pay it up front, but you are responsible for the fee once you reserve your space at NSO. The fees are as follows:

  • Freshman Domestic Student: $210
  • Transfer Domestic Student: $189
  • Freshman International Student: $233
  • Transfer International Student: $212
  • Parents/Family: NSO participants can bring up to 2 guests with no additional charge. The fee for additional guests is $10 each.

Connect at New Student Orientation

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My favorite part of orientation was when we did the tour of campus with glow sticks. It was cool to hear about the history of IU while visiting each location.

Mallory Smith, School of Education

It All Begins at Orientation