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 always 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

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New Student Orientation

Your BYU experience starts here! Whether you've been to campus once, 100 times, or never, you won't want to miss out. All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation, held just prior to the start of classes.

Registration for orientation typically begins two months prior. There is no cost to attend.

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Parent Orientation

Welcome to the BYU Community! You can explore information from campus organizations to guide you through this first year with your student. We also have an on-campus orientation for parents during the Summer and Fall Orientations where you can attend presentations and learn about campus resources.  For more information, click here.

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New Transfer Student Orientation

You may be thinking, "I'm a transfer student. Do I really need to go to NSO?" The answer is, YES! All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation. Your participation will better prepare you for your first year at BYU. You'll have an opportunity to meet other transfer students too. Don't miss out.

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