Online Orientation


A non-refundable First Year Experience and Orientation 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 complete NSO. You do not need to pay it up front, but you are responsible for the fee once you make your NSO reservation.

With current NSO programs being held virtually, the First Year Experience and Orientation fee has been reduced for new undergraduate students. See reduced FYE and Orientation fees below:

  • New undergraduate student: $169
  • New undergraduate transfer: $152
  • New international undergraduate student: $187.50
  • New international undergraduate transfer: $170.50

Parents and family

You are an important part of your student’s college experience and we have several sessions just for you. Once your student makes their NSO reservation, make sure they enter your email address in their Orientation Portal so we can invite you to parent and family sessions. They can even grant you guest access to the Orientation Portal.

Learn about parent and family sessions