Sample NSO Schedule

Review what you can expect at NSO

During NSO, you’ll get a chance to learn about campus and connect with resources to make sure you have a smooth and successful transition. Here is a sample list of sessions you can expect:

Program check-in

Welcome and overview of NSO: Learn more about your schedule, what you need to do, and how to make the most of your first year.

Academics at IU: Explore your academic options and continue preparing for your NSO academic advising meeting.

Student group meeting: Connect with new students led by an Orientation Team member.

Additional sessions cover the following topics:

  • Housing
  • Dining
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Getting involved
  • Student life, and more

Summer two-day orientation program

Fall start students have options between June 7 through July 21, with very limited options in August. These options are dependent on advising availability. The program is a two-day program on campus.

Make sure to complete your NSO reservation before booking any travel arrangements.

There are two schedules that cover the same content, but begin and start at different times: Schedule A and B.

Day One: Schedule A (8:30 a.m.–10 p.m.) and Schedule B (10:15 a.m.–10 p.m.)

  • Sessions are structured covering classroom expectations, academic advising prep, extracurricular involvement, housing, and more.
  • Lunch and dinner are provided for participants:
    • Schedule A lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m.
    • Schedule B lunch at 1:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
  • Family and supporters attend concurrent sessions just for them.
  • Students can attend evening social activities to meet and relax with other new students.

Day Two: Schedule A (8 a.m.–2 p.m.) and Schedule B (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)

  • Students attend their academic advising and course registration.
  • There will be additional topic-focused sessions that students should attend around their advising meeting.
  • The NSO Resource Center offers opportunities to connect and learn from campus partners.
  • Time is provided to complete tasks including your financial checklist, housing consultation, residence hall tours, and more.

We highly recommend attending orientation in June and July. If you are not able to, we offer a limited number of options in August, right before the start of classes. In August, we have two-day programs similar to that in June and July.

Transfer one-day orientation program

We offer limited condensed one-day NSO options just for transfer students on campus on Friday, June 17, 2022 and Friday, July 15, 2022.

Morning: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Sessions are structured covering classroom expectations, academic advising prep, extracurricular involvement, housing, and more.
  • Lunch is provided for participants.
  • Family and supporters attend concurrent sessions focused on them.

Afternoon: 12:30–6 p.m.

  • Students attend their academic advising and course registration.
  • There will be additional topic-focused sessions that students should attend around their advising meeting.
  • The NSO Resource Center offers opportunities to connect and learn from campus partners.
  • Time is provided to complete tasks including financial checklist, housing consultation, residence hall tours, and more.

Virtual orientation program

Only international and transfer students are invited to attend orientation virtually during June 21–24, 2022.

Participants are required to attend all live sessions including their two pre-scheduled meetings: (1) academic advising and course registration and (2) student group meeting. Sessions will be offered multiple times throughout the week to allow participants to customize their schedule based on their availability.

All family, parents, and supporters of summer and fall start students are invited to attend a concurrent virtual program the week of June 21–24, 2022, regardless of their ability to accompany their student to campus. Sessions will be recorded and shared afterward. To receive information about our virtual orientation sessions, make sure your student grants you access when making their reservation.

Summer session orientation program

Starting classes during summer sessions?  You will need to identify which of the four possible summer sessions you will be starting classes.

Summer classes have four start dates: May 10, June 6, June 21, and July 5. Explore classes in each of those sessions on iGPS.

You will be able to see all NSO dates open to you that may include Monday, May 9, Friday, June 3, or dates between June 7–July 21. Simply choose a date that is prior to when you plan to start classes.

Spring orientation program

Spring start students will have orientation programs right before the spring semester begins.

Day One: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

  • Sessions are structured to review classroom expectations, academic advising prep, extracurricular involvement, housing, and more.
  • Lunch is provided for participants.
  • Family and supporters attend concurrent sessions focused on them.

Day Two: 2–3 hours

  • Expect your day to include 2–3 hours during which you will complete your NSO academic advising and course registration, meet with Student Central (finances), and take care of other required tasks.