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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 at          NOTE:  ASU-Newport School Code: 042034. 
4. Sign up for an NSO session at 

If you have questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a student orientation session mandatory?
At this time the orientation sessions are mandatory for all first-time entering students. Students will be able to get their student id cards, learn about resources for student success, academic support resources, and much more! 

How long are the sessions?
Sessions are approximately 1 hour.

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