New Student Orientation Main Content
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.
We've been doing this awhile, and we've discovered that students who attend NSO often have higher first semester GPAs and a deeper connection to campus. That’s why attendance at NSO is required for all new freshmen.
What's so great about NSO? We remove the "oops, I forgot" and the "I wish I'd known" factors by helping you take care of all the details for your first day as a student. And we introduce you to some of the resources that will help you take your best and make it better.
And you’ll meet the heart of our University – fellow new students, students who’ve been here a bit, and faculty and staff.
This is where it begins
Whatever your ambitions, we'll help you get there.
We have added 2 new dates for New Student Orientation! Due to the increased interest and excitement of attending SIU, our availability keeps increasing as we plan to welcome new Salukis to the SIU Community. Sign up for New Student Orientation. Let’s get it started.
New NSO Dates added:
- Saturday, June 1, 2013 (first year students only)
- Saturday, June 15, 2013 (first year students only)
First Things First
Do these things before orientation.
Make it a mini-vacation and stick around after orientation or arrive a day early.
Don’t let anything stop you. Tell us how we can help.