Attend your week of online orientation events

When you make your NSO reservation, you’ll secure a time for your advising appointment and your student group meeting. During the week of these meetings, you’ll also have access to a variety of live sessions to introduce you to resources at IU and show you what it means to be a Hoosier.

Your scheduled advising appointment and student group meeting are the anchors of your week. These two required meetings will prepare you for life at IU in different ways. Build the rest of your week’s schedule by selecting additional live sessions that fit around those meeting times.

Here’s what you need to know to participate in your week of virtual orientation events.

  • At your confirmed student group meeting, you’ll learn about campus and meet other new Hoosiers. It will last about an hour and will be led by an Orientation Team member—a current IU student who will help you throughout the NSO program and as you start your first year at IU.
  • At your academic advising appointment, you’ll meet with an advisor to plan your schedule for your first semester at IU.
  • In the NSO live sessions, you and your family can learn more about housing, dining, health and wellness, safety, and more.
  • All times are noted in Eastern Time Zone.

See more about advising at NSO   See more about NSO live sessions

How to access NSO meetings and live sessions

Your academic advising appointment, student group meeting, and NSO live sessions will all be hosted through the Whova virtual event platform. You will be able to access sessions via your desktop web browser or the Whova free mobile app.

Students must log in to Whova using their IU email address. If a family member is interested in viewing the live streams from a separate location from their student, one additional email address can be designated by the student when making their reservation in the Orientation Portal. All sessions will also be recorded and available for students and guests with a login to view at their own pace.

The week prior to your NSO meetings, students and designated guests will receive an email with more information and an access link.