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Is New Student Orientation (NSO) mandatory?

Yes, NSO is mandatory for all incoming Grinnell College students.

When does NSO occur?

NSO occurs the week prior to the start of class. It is an immersive experience for all students new to Grinnell.

What will I do at NSO?

Here's a short list of things you'll do during orientation: meet new friends, get more familiar with campus, learn more about the community, and have fun!

Where can I find the NSO schedule?

You can find the NSO schedule right on your phones. Go to your app store on your phone and add GC Events. Once you've downloaded the app search for New Student Orientation and select that as your guide. This will give you the most up to date schedule. 

Have another question about NSO?

Please contact New Student Orientation staff with any additional questions you may have.

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