If you really want to get the best experience you can out of BYU, you have to
participate in the amazing events they put on. NSO is the greatest way to start!
Congratulations and welcome to BYU! Begin your formal experience at BYU with New Student Orientation (NSO), held just prior to the start of classes. All new students are expected to attend NSO.
The purpose of NSO is to:
welcome new student to the BYU community of disciple scholars,
help new students become familiar with campus resources, and
connect new students with other students, faculty, and campus personnel.
NSO activities range from spiritual and academic to the informal and out-and-out fun and are always friendly and focused on the needs of new students. Many of these events are organized around Y Groups, small cohorts of students led by upperclassmen that offer students the opportunity to ask questions and get to know other new students.
Typical activities include:
Welcome from a member of the BYU Administration
Honor Night with David Betterman (an entertaining introduction to the BYU Honor Code)
Resource information meetings (academic advisement, library tour, financial aid & scholarships, and many more)
Registration for orientation typically begins two months prior to the start of classes, and we will send you an email invitation to sign up. There is no cost to attend.
NSO is an essential part of your start at BYU, and we look forward to seeing you soon!