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Student Orientation


New Student Orientations will be your chance to meet with our staff and faculty! The sessions will include registering for courses, applying for financial aid and scholarships, learning about student support services, and meeting other students!

We know the sessions will contain a lot of valuable information and it can be overwhelming! Do not worry! We have Open House events scheduled for each campus in August! During the Open Houses, students will get an opportunity to tour the campus, meet with their faculty members, wrap up any last-minute to-do items, and much more!  

In order to make the most of your orientation session, the Office of Financial Aid will have staff available so students can get assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). 

1. Before you Sign up for a New Student Orientation (NSO) session, please submit an admission application to ASU-Newport.  Apply Now! 
2. After your admission application is complete, please verify that all your required documents have been submitted to your account in MyCampus
3. Complete the FAFSA
 NOTE:  ASU-Newport School Code: 042034. 
4. Sign up for an NSO session! We're working on the NSO schedule and will provide a link to register when it is ready.

If you have questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a student orientation session mandatory?
New Student Orientation sessions are highly encouraged for all first-time entering students. Students will be able to get their class schedule, student id cards, learn about resources for student success, academic support resources, and much more! 

How long are the sessions?
Sessions are approximately two (2) hours).

What do I wear to orientation?
Dress comfortably! Participants will have the option to take a tour of the campus.

Can I bring loved ones with me to the New Student Orientation session? 
Yes! Absolutely! We welcome loved ones: they are a part of your support team!