New Student Orientation Program

Find out more about Penn State Scranton at New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation is an interactive event open to all new students and their families designed to introduce them to Penn State University resources and student services at Penn State Scranton.

New Student Orientation topics include:

  • Review of academics at Penn State

  • Information regarding advising and course scheduling
  • Financial aid and billing
  • Student services

Complete these steps before attending New Student Orientation:

  1. Work through your  NSO Task List at
  2. Take the ALEKS Math Placement assessment if required, available in your LionPath student account

First Year Students

Check your NSO Task List at for NSO dates that are planned throughout the Summer.

Transfer Students

You will receive information regarding optional in-person or virtual NSO sessions. Please check the email you provided in your Penn State application for additional details as well as your registration link. 

Scranton Welcome

Don't miss the second part of your new student orientation!

Scranton Welcome is August 23, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Scranton Welcome is a student-only event designed to help you get to know people and become comfortable with the transition to college life prior to beginning classes on August 26, 2024.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet and interact with fellow students, faculty and staff, and we’ll provide you with important information about the University and the Scranton campus. This is the initial First Year Seminar for the 2024 Fall semester and students are expected to attend. Student ID will be required.

New students should log into VZO and follow their NSO task list to register for Scranton Welcome.


Questions can be directed to The Advising Center.

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