Summer and Fall Admits
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required, overnight two-day program for all new freshmen. You are required to stay overnight the first night of your NSO and will check out on the second (and final) day of your conference.
One week prior to your conference, you will receive a confirmation email with logistic information, including your specific assigned arrival time for Check-In. Check-In occurs on the morning of Day 1 and is mandatory for all participants. You should be prepared to arrive on campus at approximately 8 a.m. (UH does Check-In arrival in waves and will assign you a specific arrival time), remain on campus overnight and be prepared to be on campus on Day 2 until 5 p.m.
Because of the nature of the program, it is not appropriate for anyone except parents/guardians or spouses to attend as a guest. Friends or siblings are not allowed to accompany you. The exception would be an older sibling who is acting in a guardian capacity; however, in this case, the sibling would attend Family Member Orientation and would not be with you during any time parents and students are not ordinarily together.
A sample schedule of the New Student Orientation will be posted in February 2015.