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Register for NSO

Register for NSO now. Your NSO experience will include:

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Self-paced, online modules.

You’ll start with online modules that cover everything you need to know, from academics and student services to accessing your student account and technology resources.

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Advising follow-up.

After completing the online modules, you’ll receive an email on how to set up an advising appointment with a professional adviser from your school/college to create your class schedule.

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In-person program.

You are required to attend an in-person program for orientation. This mandatory event will help you learn about campus and provide the opportunity to receive on-the-spot answers to your questions.

Choose Your Experience

Take your pick from one- or two-day options.


One Day

NSO is a one-day program for incoming freshman students and their families.

What you'll do

  • Explore campus at your own pace – find your classes and view a show room in your residence hall.
  • Meet other incoming Mountaineers, including students from your major or residence hall
  • Hear from all the experts, like our Dean of Students, Residence Life, Financial Aid and our Orientation Leaders before moving in this fall.

Cost: Included in your NSO fee

NSO Basecamp

Two Day

NSO Basecamp is an optional outdoor experience the day before your NSO program. When you register, you’ll be signing up for both NSO and NSO Basecamp.

What you'll do

  • Make the most of your visit by adding a second day of programming.
  • Sessions have approximately 20 students – the perfect atmosphere for building friendships.
  • You’ll have fun, explore your environment and be better prepared for your college transition.

Cost: an additional $35

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The $35 will be billed to your WVU student account. If you're Pell Grant eligible, the charge will be refunded if you attend your NSO Basecamp program.

Interested in Honors programming?

If you’re accepted into the Honors College, you have the option of attending one of three Honors-only NSO days (June 4, 10 and 24). Honors events follow the same schedule but include added opportunities to interact with Honors College staff and students.

Already registered? Learn what to expect from NSO.