New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required, overnight two-day program for all new freshman. Students are required to stay overnight the first night of their NSO and will check out on the second (and final) day of their conference.
One week prior to their conference, students will receive a confirmation email with logistic information, including their specific assigned arrival time for Check-In. Check-In occurs on the morning of Day One and is mandatory for all participants. Students should be prepared to arrive on campus at approximately 8 am (UH does arrival in waves and will assign you a specific arrival time), remain on campus overnight and be prepared to be on campus on Day Two until 5 pm.
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 students. 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 the student during any time parents and students are not ordinarily together.