Alternative NSO

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Alternative NSO

Attendance at New Student Orientation is required for freshmen and highly recommended for transfer students.

Students with extreme circumstances which prevent them from attending one of the full-day NSO programs (military commitments, students living abroad) may be granted an exception to participate in Alternative Orientation instead of a traditional New Student Orientation.

Alternative Orientation is a phone/web-based program providing the key information you need for a successful start to your academic career at SIU. 

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Contact New Student Programs at or 618/453-1000 to request Alternative Orientation.

A staff member will schedule a time to conduct a one-on-one webinar-style orientation with you.