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From all of us at The Office of Orientation & Transition, congratulations on your admission to the University of Utah! Your New Student Orientation (NSO) experience is designed to help you build community, connect you with campus resources, teach you about your new home, and answer all of your questions or concerns. We know your decision to attend the University of Utah was not one you made lightly, and whether you are 5 or 5,000 miles from home, we hope your NSO session will instill a love for the U, provide you with a sense of home in your new community, and ignite your inner Utah Fan! 

Let’s chat about your New Student Orientation experience! Your required NSO will help you build community by placing you in a small group of new incoming students guided by an upper-class student, also known as an Orientation Leader.  Orientation Leaders are a hand-selected group of students trained to prepare you for your first year and transition you from high school to college.  They are intimately familiar with the University of Utah and, as such, will provide opportunities to connect you with peers, hundreds of student resources and clubs, and help you discover your passions and extracurricular pursuits.  Additionally, they will support you in planning your first semester class schedule, alongside representatives from your Academic College. 

Your new home sits on 1,534 acres of endless possibility. The U offers incredible opportunities and resources, including award-winning faculty and distinguished staff, state of the art buildings, nationally recognized athletics and the Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS), an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, countless student involvement opportunities, and newly recognized Big 12 energy. We were also recently ranked #1 Public University in the West! At the end of your New Student Orientation experience, you will know that the University of Utah is truly the place for U.
Congratulations on achieving this impressive milestone.  We can’t wait to meet you at your New Student Orientation!

Go Utah!

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before new student orientation


Login to your University email. Be sure to check your UMAIL  regularly.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo Two-Factor Authentication  is used to login to all of your new university accounts. Users should visit the Duo management portal to register a device.

Campus Information Services (CIS)

Campus Information Services (CIS) is a one stop shop for a University of Utah student. Students will use CIS for course registration.

Selecting a Major

Explore over 200 majors and Select a Major before your New Student Orientation date.

Mobile U

Download the Mobile U to look at the schedule for your New Student Orientation.


Download Nearpeer to meet and network other incoming University of Utah students.

Center for Disability and Access
(if needed)

If needed schedule an appointment with Center for Disability and Access  before your New Student Orientation.

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow Us on Social Media to stay connected!



Travel Information

View Travel Information to get to your New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation Schedule 

View the schedule to see what to expect for the day.

Summer schedule

Fall Schedule


Additional Overnight Stay is available for students who are completing New Student Orientation. If you have not registered for a New Student Orientation, you are not eligible to register for an Additional Overnight Stay.

If you need lodging the day before or after your New Student Orientation, please register here.

Reservations must be made 7-days prior to arrival. 

June 17th & July 24th - Housing will be unavailable due to University of Utah Closure/Holiday Observed.




transfer Student Handbook
(available May 2024)

View your Transfer Student Handbook to learn more about the University of Utah.

Transfer Student Success

Learn about all the resources available to you as a Transfer student from the Office of Transfer Student Success.

Stay involved! 

Now that you have completed New Student Orientation Stay involved!  and get connected with student organizations.



Last Updated: 5/20/24