New Student Orientation (NSO)
Come get to know campus! NSO activities range from spiritual and academic, to the informal and out-and-out fun that is a fantastic part of campus life. Many of these events are organized around Y Groups, small groups led by upperclassmen where you can ask questions and get to know other new students. Registration for Spring, Summer & Fall 2024 NSO opens soon!
New Student Orientation
BYU New Student Orientation includes three important parts:
1. Online Orientation Modules - ALL NEW! BYU has developed an orientation learning module for all incoming students! Complete the 90 minutes of interactive content to kick-start your BYU success. Can't do it in one sitting? Don't worry! It saves your progress for when you want to start up again! We strongly recommend completing this before you register for classes. Click HERE to start now!
2. Orientation Event - Details about Spring 2024 NSO will be coming soon! Join us for a live welcome event to get to know other students, the BYU legacy, and additional resources to help you gear up for success at BYU. The event is what we typically refer to as New Student Orientation and is always full of fun, friends, swag/prizes, and more. Scroll down to view more details about the orientation event for your first term/semester at BYU. The event is packed with tours, presentations, parties, & more. Including three separate Cougar Crash Course tours of Central Campus, South Campus, & East Campus.
3. Peer Mentors - Your peer mentor is here to help you fulfill your potential at BYU! They will help guide you through your first year from the time you are admitted through the end of your first semester. Click HERE to learn who your mentor is.
During Winter & Spring NSOs, we do not host a Parent Orientation. However, parents are welcome to attend presentations and tours with their students (child willing).
We invite you to utilize our page of online parent resources listed below.
New Transfer Student Orientation
Register to Be a Y-Group Leader or a Volunteer
Check out our Y-Group Leader page to learn more!
Can't be there for all of Fall NSO but still want to volunteer? Volunteer as an event assistant on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday! These are usually three-hour slots of time, so sign up for as many as you are willing and able.