New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation Overview
NSO, a requirement for all new students, will introduce you to the wide array of academic, intellectual, leadership, cultural, and social experiences available to you at Stanford. You are expected to attend many engaging and educational programs during NSO, but you will also have time to settle into your room, make friends, and prepare for classes. NSO 2015 begins on Tuesday, September 15, and runs through Sunday, September 20. Detailed information about NSO 2015 will be posted here throughout the summer; please check back regularly for updates!
Students who are invited to attend these pre-orientation programs will need to register in advance for them: International Student Orientation (ISO), Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT), and Stanford Native Immersion Program. These programs will conclude by September 15, 2015, so that you can participate fully in NSO. If you are eligible to attend any of these programs, you will receive more information with registration instructions and deadlines during the summer.
Check here this summer for maps, the NSO parking pass to use on Move-In Day (Tuesday, September 15, 2015), and more.
We respect students’ religious commitments and have ensured that there are opportunities on campus for observance. In 2015, the Jewish observance of Rosh Hashanah will occur during NSO. New students unable to travel during Rosh Hashanah may submit a request (by the July 1 deadline) for early arrival on September 13 to their residence on the basis of this religious conflict.
New Student Orientation events for parents and families will take place on the first day of NSO, Tuesday, September 15, 2015. This page offers information about parent events, including the Parent Dinner with the Provost, resources, and guidance on getting around campus.
There are many opportunities for members of the Stanford community to contribute to NSO. Student volunteers, staff members, faculty, and alumni play a vital role in supporting new students and their families and we hope you will join us in welcoming the newest members of our family to the Farm.
New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place from Tuesday, September 15, through Sunday, September 20, 2015. We will update our online content and provide more information in summer 2015 after we have finalized the schedule. Until then, you are welcome to browse the information about NSO 2014.