Frequently Asked Questions

New Student Orientation Questions

 

Do I need to make a reservation for NSO?
Yes! We have limited space availability in all of our programs and require reservations. Remember, New Student Orientation is a mandatory program required of all new students at the U. If you are a first-year, find out more information here. If you are a transfer student, find more information here. If you are a parent or family member, find out more information herelink to top of page

What is Swoop Camp?
Swoop Camp is the University's official extended orientation program, and is the best way to start your first year at the U! New students can choose to attend either Swoop Camp Spirit, Swoop Camp Adventure, or Swoop Camp Backcountry. Click here to learn more information about Swoop Camp programs. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! link to top of page

Is there an NSO for parents and family members?
There is a concurrent parent and family program during all of our first-year programs for the Fall semester. We hope to answer parents questions and help them understand the student experience at the University. These programs help parents and family members understand the resources and opportunities available to their students. More information can be found here. link to top of page

I'm an international student. Where do I go for orientation? 
The International Center provides an orientation designed especially for international students. Attendance at international orientation is mandatory for all international undergraduates, transfer students, and graduate students.link to top of page

Can I attend NSO if I haven't been accepted yet?    
New Student Orientation is only for students who have been accepted to the University of Utah. The Office of Admissions offers programs for students who want more information about the U. link to top of page

How and when do I register for classes?
All first-year students will become eligible to register for classes at NSO. Transfer students who have met with an advisor prior to NSO will be able to register during their program as well. Transfer students who have not met with an academic advisor prior to orientation will be able to register after they have met with an advisor. Orientation Leaders and other staff members will assist you with registering in a University computer lab if you are eligible to register at NSO. link to top of page

How do I apply for Financial Aid?  
Applications are available on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website. link to top of page

How do I apply to live on campus? 
You can apply to live in the Residence Halls online at the Housing and Residential Education website. You can apply to live in the University Student Apartments online at the University Student Apartments websitelink to top of page

How do I find off-campus housing?  
You can visit the University of Utah Off-Campus Housing websitelink to top of page

How do I buy a parking pass? 
Parking permits can be purchased through Commuter Services. link to top of page

When do I get a UCard (student identification card)?   
During NSO you can have the picture taken for and receive your UCard. Be sure not to lose it before classes begin!  link to top of page

 What do I need to meet Student Health Requirements? 
You will need to give proof of two MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccinations.  Proof of Immunization forms are available at New Student Orientation. Find more information.link to top of page

 

 

If you can't find answers to your questions here, check New Student Resources
email us at orientation@utah.edu , or call us at (801) 581-7069.