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          New Student Orientation
          Baron-Forness Library
          200 Tartan Drive
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          (814) 732-2701


          New Student Orientation Day

          Edinboro University and the Academic Success Center want to ensure your smooth transition to university life. We invite you to New Student Orientation (NSO), a part of the orientation process that focuses on academic affairs.

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          New Student Orientation

          We’re excited you’ve chosen to join the Edinboro University community and look forward to supporting you in the pursuit of your goals.

          New Student Orientation (NSO) wishes to help you become more acquainted with the campus, your major, and the many programs and services available to you as a new student. You’ll meet classmates and connect with faculty and staff.

          At NSO, you’ll complete any necessary placement exams in mathematics and/or English, receive your student ID, and begin a successful transition to Edinboro University, whether it’s from high school, the workplace, or another education institution.

          The day is filled with everything you need to know about being a new Edinboro student. We offer sessions for students and for parents. Learn about technology, mentoring and tutoring, parent and family resources, and placement testing. It’s a valuable day of introductions, information and preparation for your college journey.

          NSO days are generally held in May, June, July and August and include days specifically for transfer and adult students. All students who’ve been accepted to the University and paid their advanced tuition deposit are invited to attend.

          Students may expect:

          • To meet with faculty from their academic program and receive important information about the faculty, research opportunities, departmental resources and activities
          • To learn the expectations for making academic progress and completing courses in sequence
          • To receive an overview of technology resources, including how to access University accounts and services
          • To interact with the Orientation Leaders and other students and begin to develop positive relationships with peers
          • To complete the housing assignment process and/or receive their housing assignments
          • To obtain their University ID cards

          Parents and Family members may expect:

          • To participate in department meetings with their student to gain insight into the academic program and expectations for student success
          • To become familiar with resources and staff available to assist students in the transition to Edinboro University Life
          • To receive an overview of financial aid
          • To meet with and ask questions of University leaders, staff, and current students about available services and resources
          • To become familiar with the campus and community

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