What is New Student Orientation (NSO)?
New Student Orientation is a 3-day program that will help you prepare - academically, socially, financially, and personally - for all that Utica College has to offer when you arrive on campus this fall. This program is expected for all new students. If you are a Transfer Student, click here for information on Transfer Orientation
When is NSO?
New Student Orientation begins Friday, August 24th and runs until Sunday, August 26th. Classes begin on Monday, August 27th. Residential students will Check-In to NSO as they arrive to their Residence Hall, Commuter Students will Check- In between 11:00am- 1:00pm at the Welcome Center. Click here for Move-In Day information.
What will I do at NSO?
NSO is intended to be informative and FUN! You will be introduced to the resources needed to be a successful student at Utica College. You will meet new friends, learn UC traditions, and discover how to get involved.
Can my parents/family come to NSO?
Definitely! We will have a special program for your parents on Day 1 while you are busy with Orientation. Please encourage them to attend. We are ready to address all of their questions and concerns. There’s also a Parent Dinner on Night 1 in Utica they can attend.
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How do I register for NSO?
You’ll receive a notification via your UC email letting you know when registration for New Student Orientation is up! You’ll register through www.utica.edu/orientation
Do I have to attend every NSO session on the schedule?
Yes. Our team is working hard to provide you a fun, informative and exciting event to make sure you’re ready to start UC on the right foot. You’ll hear from really important offices, meet 1 on 1 with your academic advisor, meet your classmates- and much more! Plus, there’s some really awesome nighttime activities planned!
How and when do I register for classes?
No worries, we are taking care of your first semester schedule for you! Based on your major and placement scores, we’ll put you in all the right courses. You’ll be receiving a notification via your UC email in July when your schedule is ready to view.
What do I do if I need special accommodations?
For individuals requesting accommodations due to a disability, please contact our Office of Learning Services at (315) 792-3032.
I still have questions… help me!
Please call our office at (315) 223-2555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be happy to help you!