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 (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.
New Student Orientation
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 bling, 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:
Winter: Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Spring: Monday, April 27, 2020. View schedule here.
Summer: Friday-Saturday, June 19-20, 2020. View the schedule here.
Fall: Thursday-Saturday, August 27-29, 2020.
New Transfer Student Orientation
Register to Be a Y-Group Leader
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!
Click here to become a Y-Group Leader!