New Student Orientation

The mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) occurs before the Fall and Spring semesters to introduce new students to many aspects of the University including student life, academic policies and the student code.  The goal of each New Student Orientation session is to make our students feel right at home the moment they step on campus.  

Our New Student Orientation program is led by a dedicated staff of professionals and extensively trained student leaders.  Each student leader is hand selected and knows a wealth of information about the University. 

Important Information 


Parent & Family Resources 

New Student Service Project

Supporting the Aggie Source Campus Food Pantry

The mission of the Aggie Source is to support individuals by alleviating the stress associated with short-term food insecurity and other financial constraints, through the collection of non-perishable and shelf-stable food items. Students are encouraged to donate in the category of their academic college listed below at orientation.

College of Education

  • Spaghetti and Macaroni

 College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Tomato Sauce and Canned Tomatoes

 College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Green Beans and Soups

 College of Business and Economics

  • Tissues and Toothpaste

 College of Science and Technology

  • Oatmeal and Cereal

 College of Engineering

  • Canned Tuna and Canned Chicken

 College of Health and Human Sciences

  • Raisins and Goldfish Crackers

 Center for Academic Excellence (Undecided/Undeclared)

  • Rice (white or brown) and Dried Beans