New Student Orientation (NSO) Resources for Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Students and Families

As an incoming first year student, you are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) before you can enroll in Penn State courses. The resources below are designed to answer the most common questions that arise leading up to the first day of classes.

If you still have questions after reviewing these resources, please email

DUS NSO Materials

(provided at NSO)

Incoming Credits

Course Enrollment

Helpful LionPATH Tutorials

DUS Academic Adviser Assignment

  • Available within 5-7 working days of completing NSO
  • Find your assigned academic adviser in Starfish

Learning Resources

Additional Resources

Housing Assignment Questions

Tuition Schedule and Payment

New Student Orientation