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We have completed all New Student Orientation programs for Fall 2016 freshman and transfer students. If you did not attend a New Student Orientation, please contact New Student Programs at 618-453-1000 or orientation@siu.edu to schedule a make-up program. New Student Orientation is required for freshmen and strongly encouraged for transfer students.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a one-day program for new SIU students and their families and supporters. After NSO, you'll know what to expect on your first day of classes. NSO will make sure you are ready to make the most of your time when you first arrive on campus and throughout your academic career.

If you have a conflict with a date or have a question, please contact New Student Programs at 618-453-1000 or via email at orientation@siu.edu; we'll help you complete your registration.

You chose SIU to become part of something big, to join a challenging yet supportive academic community. New Student Orientation (NSO) is your opportunity to claim your place.


Freshman NSO Dates           Transfer NSO Dates

Saturday, April 23 (Closed)                         Friday, April 22 (Closed) 
Monday, April 25 (Closed)                          Thursday, April 28 (Closed) 
Friday, April 29 (Closed)                             Saturday, June 18 (Closed) 
Friday, May 20 (Closed)                             Thursday, July 14 (Closed)
Monday, May 23 (Closed) 
Thursday, June 2 (Closed) 
Friday, June 3 (Closed) 
Thursday, June 16 (Closed) 
Friday, June 17 (Closed) 
Monday, June 20 (Closed) 
Friday, June 24 (Closed) 
Saturday, June 25 (Closed) 
Friday, July 8 (Closed)
Saturday, July 9 (Closed)
Monday, July 11 (Closed)


For students and family members with disabilities, accommodations can be made for events and programs upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services at 618-453-5738 to discuss your request. 

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Phone: (618) 453-1000
Email: orientation@siu.edu
Main Website: nsp.siu.edu



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