New Student 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.

See FYE and Orientation fees below:

  • New undergraduate student: $218
  • New undergraduate transfer: $196
  • New international undergraduate student: $242
  • New international undergraduate transfer: $220

The FYE/NSO fee does not include housing costs related to orientation. Lodging options, including both on- and off-campus options, will be included in your NSO reservation, confirmation, and program materials.

Parents and family

You are an important part of your student’s college experience and we have several sessions and resources just for you. As your student makes their NSO reservation, make sure they enter your email address so you can receive information regarding your orientation program. They can even grant you guest access to the Orientation Portal.

Learn about parent and family sessions