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

Freshman at BYU with royal blue shirts in the football stands

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.

Register for NSO 



Parent looking at a laptop and talking with their child who is a college student

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.

Register for Parent Orientation

Cosmo with two smiling girls and a BYU banner behind them.

New Transfer Student Orientation

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.

More Information

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!