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Virtual New Student Orientation

You’ll never go it alone as a WVU student (virtually or in person). During Virtual NSO, we’ll help you navigate next steps in the enrollment process, schedule your first semester classes and introduce you to the Mountaineer family who’ll be at your side.

Are you ready for Virtual NSO?

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Registering online is quick and easy. Grab your WVU ID number (from the top of your WVU acceptance letter) and let’s get started.

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You're ready to begin! Let us explain the five parts of Virtual NSO, what to expect and tips for completing the process.

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I'm a family member.

Welcome! You’re a Mountaineer now, too. And we have information just for you, as well as ways to reach us with any question you might have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why was NSO changed to a virtual event?

The decision to develop a virtual experience was made due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about Why was NSO (New Student Orientation) changed to a virtual event?

Do I have to complete Virtual NSO?

All first-time freshmen, except international students, must complete the Virtual NSO online program in order to schedule a meeting with an adviser to complete their fall course schedule.

Learn more about Am I required to complete Virtual NSO?

Is Virtual NSO for parents?

Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate! When your student registers, they can add you as their guest.

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Virtual Events

Register for a webinar, join a discussion or watch replays.

Informational Webinars

July 6-30

Hosted by Orientation Leaders, these sessions will feature representatives from a variety of WVU programs and offices, like Dining Services, Student Employment, the Center for Black Culture and Research and Adventure WV. Your questions will be welcomed!

Informational webinars will be offered Monday through Thursday each week of July. Sign up for as many as you’d like.

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Optional for students. Families are invited to watch the webinar, but only students should register.

Activity Webinars

July 6-30

Kick back, relax and join our Orientation Leaders for fun events and discussions where you can interact with others who share your interests. These sessions range from watch parties and games to meet-and-greets with specific student organizations and more.

Activity webinars will be offered Monday through Thursday each week of July. Sign up for as many as you’d like.

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Optional for students.

Chambers College Ambassadors
6 p.m., July 13

This session will focus on the overall Chambers College student experience. Our students will speak to campus involvement, organizations and clubs, balancing school/life, study tips and more.

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Optional for Chambers College students.

To request a sign language interpreter or transcriber for live sessions, please contact

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