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The New Student Orientation (NSO) activities for incoming students at Penn State Berks consists of a two-part program. Part 1 (NSO1) occurs in June through early July and Part 2 (NSO2) occurs in August.

New Student Orientation Part 1(NSO1) is conducted by Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies. NSO1 assists new first-year students in evaluating their educational plans by providing them with a comprehensive program of testing and individualized educational planning and academic advising. This program is the first stage of academic advising, and provides students with an understanding of their scholastic preparation, academic ability, and educational and professional interests. The program also introduces them to the academic structure and degree programs of the University.

For questions regarding NSO1, please contact the Berks Advising Center, 160 Franco Building, 610-396-6280, or email the Advising Center (bk-advising-center@lists.psu.edu). 

New Student Orientation Part 2

View the NSO2 Schedule for August 21 - 23 2015. »

The goal of New Student Orientation Part 2 (NSO2) is to introduce new students to life at Penn State Berks. The orientation program prepares new students for the academic challenges that lie ahead and shares resources to enhance their success as Penn State students. Becoming acclimated to the campus and meeting other students at New Student Orientation will ensure a positive start to your educational pursuits. For questions regarding NSO2, please contact Saundra Reichel, Director of Campus Life, 19 Perkins Student Center, 610-396-6076, or email Saundra Reichel (sjr3@psu.edu).

Learn about our orientation programs, register for summer adventures, or get information regarding our other first year programs on the related links.

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Apply to be an Orientation Leader

Calling all student leaders! Fall 2015 Orientation Leader Applications are now available.

Orientation Leader Application (.doc)

Orientation Leader Expectations (.doc)

For more information about becoming an Orientation Leader, contact Saundra Reichel at 610-396-6076.

Contact Information:

160 Franco Building

Saundra Reichel
Director of Campus Life
19 Perkins Student Center