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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all students who are incoming Freshman are required to attend New Student Orientation.
Yes, you can register for Fall 2019 classes prior to New Student Orientation beginning March 25th, 2019. However, New Student Orientation is REQUIRED for all incoming Freshman and there will be Academic Advisers from each area present to help with each individual student’s class registration.
You will need to bring all Admissions paperwork that you have not yet submitted, such as; Official High School & College Transcripts, ACT/SAT Scores, FERPA form and Immunization form. There will be a good amount of walking around campus, so please wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes.
During your session, you will be provided valuable information about OPSU and preparing you to start your Freshman year off right. You will be introduced to on campus departments and resources, meet one-on-one with an academic advisor, register for classes, and meet other incoming Freshman.
Yes! We welcome guests at New Student Orientation and even have a special Family Orientation session for them to attend. We just ask that you account for them when you fill out your New Student Orientation Registration form. If you need to add or change information regarding your guests, please email Brailey Strain at or Jade Singleton-Reich at
Yes, you will be able to register for Fall 2019 classes if you have submitted all of your Official Transcripts and required documents to the Admissions Office. You will meet with an academic advisor, review your intended major and your degree plan so you will know what classes to choose, then you will enroll in your classes for the Fall 2019 semester.
Depending on the session you register for and the amount of students in each academic area of interest. The One Day sessions will last between 5-6 hours. The Two Day Session will have official activities on the first day for about 4 hours, then students will participate in a range of activities until lights out, and on the second day official activities will last an additional 2-3 hours.
No. If you happen to arrive late or leave before the completion of your orientation session, the holds on your account will remain, and it will be necessary to register for another session. It is important to arrive on time for check in and stay in attendance for the entire session.
Yes. However, 24-48 hours is preferred so we have an accurate count of registered student. To change sessions, email Brailey Strain at or Jade Singleton-Reich at and include the session you are unable to attend. Then you can return to the NSO page to register for a new session.
You can only complete the Online New Student Orientation if you are an International Student or if you are enrolled in an Online Degree program.
Yes, but you will be unable to register for classes. We encourage you to have your ACT/SAT scores already submitted or brought with you when attending New Student Orientation. You can contact the OPSU Testing Center and make an appointment to take a Residual ACT test. To contact them about an appointment, please call (580) 349-1556.