Welcome to Penn State!
All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO).
At NSO, you will meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop goals for your time at Penn State, learn about campus resources, and schedule courses for your first semester.
Before beginning the NSO process, you must first activate your Access Account (email from identity[at]psu.edu). This is different from the Friends of Penn State (FPS) account you created to apply to Penn State.
Once you activate your Access Account, you can start to prepare for Academic Advising Day.
New Student Orientation Programs
We host new student orientation programs for all of our incoming students. Learn more:
- New Student Orientation (NSO) for first time, first-year students
- Adult Learners and Transfer Students
- International Students
- Student Life