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New Student Orientation

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Attention New Freshmen and Transfer Students

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New Student Orientation 2024 will occur Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25. Please read below for more details about our welcoming program!

NSO is a comprehensive and welcoming program and gets you off to a good start before fall classes begin.

On behalf of the student orientation leaders and Niagara administration who make up the New Student Orientation (NSO) team, WELCOME to campus as the newest members of the Niagara University student body. This website is the new student hub for important information about this fall’s New Student Orientation.

The New Student Orientation program is for ALL new students, including residents and commuters and is a requirement for freshmen students. NSO is a great follow-up for our incoming freshmen from your summer orientation (SUMO) experience and an all-encompassing welcome experience for new transfer students.  

The goal of NSO is to provide you the opportunity to experience what it means to be a Niagara University student. Through NSO, you will develop a deeper understanding of Niagara’s core values, become better acquainted with your surroundings and meet many of your classmates and other members of the Niagara University community. All of this is designed to help you gain plenty of  ‘Purple Pride.’

Required for all incoming freshmen and highly recommended for all new transfer students

Mission Statement

The Niagara University New Student Orientation program supports new students in their transition to university life on campus. The primary goal for Orientation is to provide various opportunities for new students to learn about college from current student leaders that serve as orientation leaders (OLs), Niagara staff, and the campus community. Many of the programs within orientation are designed specifically to help new students connect with each other so they can begin to make friends and be comfortable with their surroundings.

Goals and Objectives for New Student Orientation

The purpose of the New Student Orientation program at Niagara is to prepare students to be successful by:

  • Providing information and resources that will allow students to make informed and appropriate academic plans and healthy social choices.
  • Creating a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community among the incoming class and connects them to faculty, staff and other students.
  • Providing a framework for four years of success both inside and outside the classroom.

Announcements & Instagram Follows

We will be updating this page and the schedule page frequently with additional details about NSO 2023.

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New Student Orientation is designed to get you off to a good start in your life inside and outside of the classroom here at Niagara.

Please contact the Office of Campus Activities with any questions you may have by calling 716.286.8510.