New Student Orientation

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

Attention, new freshmen and transfer students: This fall's New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place beginning Friday, Aug. 26, and run through Sunday, Aug. 28. 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.  

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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.'

Announcements & Instagram Follows

We will be updating this page and the schedule page frequently with additional details about NSO 2022.

In anticipation of your arrival to campus:

Resident students: Check out this page of What To Bring (and what not to bring)!

Commuter students: Be sure to make yourself available for NSO weekend! 

Some great NU Instagram Follows!  these pages to have all the latest information about all that is NU:

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.