Freshmen & Transfer New Student Orientation

To kick-start your college career, we invite you attend New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to your starting classes in either the spring or fall. For incoming freshmen and transfer students, come to campus early to meet fellow classmates, learn about our services, organizations and activities, create your schedule, and get acclimated with your new home!

Fall 2018 New Student Orientation (NSO)

If you'll be joining us as a new student in Fall 2018, you can choose from one of the following dates to attend New Student Orientation: June 2, June 12 and August 6. After NSO, you’ll leave campus with your first-semester schedule, your student ID card, parking permit, and new connections with classmates, staff members, and your professors.

Sign Up For New Student Orientation (NSO)

Our New Student Portal is now live for Fall 2018 incoming students. Here you can sign up for NSO, complete and download important forms, and get a jump start on your housing application and meal plan selection for the upcoming semester. 

New Student Portal

What to Bring

There’s a lot of important activities planned during NSO–completing your placement tests ensures you walk away with a first-semester schedule, and bringing necessary proof of identity ensures you leave with a student ID card and parking permit. Please don’t leave home without:

  • A non-graphing calculator for your Math Placement test (we have some extras, but not enough for everyone)
  • Proof of Identity–such as a passport, driver’s license or ID card issued by the government, U.S. military card or draft record, etc. (see a full list here)
  • Your driver’s license and vehicle registration to validate your parking permit.
  • Your Keuka College username and password (see separate email from [email protected])
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