Dean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college.

About New Student Orientation 

Dean's New Student Orientation (NSO) program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college.  NSO is a program that will allow students and their families to sample many aspects of Dean College. Along with fun activities, NSO (and ISO for international students) offers helpful workshops and informative presentations to make the transition to college as easy as possible.

The program will familiarize you and your family with the academic support, technology services, and residence life programs available on campus. You'll also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make lots of new friends!

Virtual New Student Orientation

Information for Students

Sign up for your NSO date of choice (choose one of the three programs listed in the registration information below). 

Live orientation sessions will take place on Day 1 of each scheduled NSO date. On Day 2 of the program, you will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with your Success & Career Advisor. 

  • Links for all live sessions will be sent out via the email used to register prior to each NSO program.
  • Information regarding how to sign up for the one-on-one meeting with your Success & Career Advisor will be sent out one week prior to your orientation date via email.

In addition to NSO, a variety of meetups will be available throughout the summer to meet students from your major, residence hall, fellow commuters and more.

Bulldog Beginnings is a mandatory program for all first-year students and will occur in the days prior to classes beginning for the fall semester.

Information for Families 

There will be both live and pre-recorded sessions for families that will cover all topics that you will need to know in order to help your student successful transition to college. See the below family schedule for times. Live sessions and appointments for families will be on the NSO date that your student signed up for. Links for the live sessions will be sent to the family email address on file.

Registration Information 

To register for New Student Orientation, click on your preferred date below to complete the registration form. 

  • NSO I: June 22-23, 2020 This session is full, please select another date. 
  • NSO II: June 25-26, 2020 This session is full, please select another date. 
  • NSO III: July 9-10, 2020

View additional information regarding New Student Orientation.