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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.

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! -Zach | Washington

New Student Orientation
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Your BYU experience starts here! New Student Orientation (NSO) is where we welcome you to a long legacy of Cougar tradition and excellence. NSO is not required for anyone, but almost everyone attends because it is informative and fun! Everything is free for you: food, BYU swag, prizes, entertainment, and training by professionals and mentors. Even if you're familiar with BYU campus, you won't want to miss this!

Below are the following orientation dates, based on the semester you will be attending BYU:

Spring:
Due to changes resulting from COVID-19, Spring Orientation is cancelled this year. We invite you to participate in the online New Student Orientation module included below, the Live Virtual Welcome Day this fall on Friday, August 14th, 2020, and to continue interacting with your peer mentor.

For more information about the live virtual event, please reference the Fall Orientation section below. If you have questions about who your peer mentor is, or are a transfer student and would like to request a mentor, please email us at fym@byu.edu.

Summer:
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and with the safety of students, parents, and staff in mind, all New Student Orientations will be an online experience this year. This orientation will include three parts: an interactive online orientation module, a Live Virtual Welcome Day on Friday, August 14th, 2020, and continued interaction with your peer mentor.

Use the button below to access the online orientation module. This module has lots of important information about academics, student services, wellness, study tips, and more. We invite you to work through the module prior to starting your summer classes. Doing so will be a great asset to you now and throughout the coming year.

Complete the Online Module

For more information about the Live Virtual Welcome Day, please continue reading below. If you have questions about who your peer mentor is, or are a transfer student and would like to request a mentor, please email us at fym@byu.edu.

Fall:
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and with the safety of students, parents, and staff in mind, all New Student Orientations will be an online experience this year. Your orientation will include three parts: a Live Virtual Welcome Day on Friday, August 14th, an interactive online orientation module, and continued interaction with your peer mentor.

Live Virtual Welcome Day:
The Live Virtual Welcome Day event will take place on Friday, August 14th, 2020. It will start off with a kick-off at 12 PM MDT and continue with College Advisement Center Meetings, Specialized Group Meetings, and a Virtual First-Year Fair. That evening we will wrap up all together from 5-6 PM MDT with a virtual finale.

Please use the link below to register for the Live Virtual Welcome Day.

Register Here

Online Orientation Module:
To help you get started at BYU, we've prepared an interactive online orientation module just for you! This module has lots of important information about academics, student services, wellness, study tips, and more. We will send you a link to the module and access instructions in a weekly FYE Newsletter in August, and invite you to work through the module prior to starting your Fall classes. You will continue to have access to this module throughout the year so that you can reference it as needed. 

Your Peer Mentor:
Your orientation to BYU began when you were assigned to a First-Year Experience peer mentor. They are available to answer your questions and have been communicating important information to you since your admittance. If you have questions about who your peer mentor is, or are a transfer student and would like to request a mentor, please email us at fym@byu.edu.
Parent Orientation
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Congratulations on your child's acceptance to BYU! We know that you play an important role in your child's first year at college, so we want to share some important BYU resources with you so we can help you help them. These resources include both an in-person orientation each summer and fall and a webpage with parent resources just for you. You can explore information from campus organizations to guide you through this first year with your student. Click here for more information.

Due to changes resulting from COVID-19, all Parent and New Student Orientations will be an online experience this year. We invite you will utilize our page of online parent resources as we will not be able to meet in-person this year. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have at fye@byu.edu.

View Online Parent Resources
New Transfer Student Orientation
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You may be thinking, "I'm a transfer student. Will NSO be worth my time?" It depends... what do you want to learn? Come discover the ins and outs of BYU academics and make a plan to succeed. Meet other transfer students and start networking. Take time to plan for your career.

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Register to Be a Y-Group Leader
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Much of NSO is made possible by current BYU students who volunteer their time and effort by helping lead incoming students through our campus tours and other NSO events. This volunteer position, Y-Group Leader, is a great way to give back to campus as well as make friends!

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