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New Student Orientation Overview

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help new students learn more about college life at SWOSU. We offer several different events and programs to help students get familiar with campus, enroll in classes, and connect with other students.

NSO begins with a New Student Orientation & Enrollment Session. Dates for these events begin in April and occur throughout the summer, as well, so there are plenty of opportunities to come to campus and get enrolled!

Welcome Week activities & the SWOSUConnect course are also part of the NSO experience. During Welcome Week there are opportunities to meet new friends, find ways to get involved, and explore more of what SWOSU has to offer. All incoming freshmen students are required to take SWOSUConnect during their first semester. This course provides ongoing support throughout the entire first semester from caring instructors and Orientation Leaders (OLs) who will ensure you understand the ins & outs of college and encourage you to do your best! 

New Student Orientation & Enrollment Sessions

NSO Enrollment Sessions are the first step toward becoming a Bulldog! All incoming freshmen must attend an NSO Enrollment Session to enroll in classes. At the session, you’ll have a chance to learn more about SWOSU services & resources, visit with various campus departments & representatives, and get your SWOSU student ID.

All NSO Enrollment Sessions begin at 9:00 AM in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.

Choose from one of the following dates:

  • Friday, April 8
  • Thursday, April 14
  • Wednesday, April 20
  • Monday, June 13
  • Monday, June 27
  • Monday, July 18
  • Tuesday, August 16

Students must register for their NSO Enrollment Session by logging in to their SWOSU Admissions Portal.

What an Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are current SWOSU students that want to help you! They recently made the transition to college and understand what you’re going through. OLs are a great source of information and experience. Students can opt-in to be part of an informal Facebook group that will be a space to connect with OLs and other incoming freshmen, ask questions, and share with one another as you prepare to come to SWOSU. You’ll also be able to connect with OLs during NSO Enrollment Sessions, Camp Duke, Welcome Week activities, and in SWOSUConnect

What about families of freshmen?

We encourage families to attend New Student Orientation & Enrollment Sessions with their student. We have a lot of great information to share with the families of our future bulldogs. When freshmen register for their NSO Session, they can let us know if they’ll be bringing guests with them. We hope you’ll come to campus and meet us!

We are excited for you to join the Bulldog Family!

Once you’re admitted, watch for correspondence from orientation@swosu.edu for more information about your next steps. We can’t wait to connect with you during your NSO Enrollment Session! 

Online Registration

Register now for
Enrollment & New Student Orientation

Before Attending
New Student Orientation

What You Need to Know
before you and your family arrive on campus.

Freshman Checklist

Learn the steps
to take between being
admitted and the start of classes.

New Students / Fall

Information
for students with
no previous college credits.

Transfer Students / Fall

What You Need to Know
Students who began college studies

Camp Duke

This optional Summer Camp is where incoming freshman can meet new friends, discover
the campus, and start becoming a
part of Bulldog traditions.

Join Team NSO

Each year, the Orientation staff selects a group of dedicated undergraduate leaders for Team NSO to assist with implementing Orientation programs during the Spring, Summer and Fall.