Step 4: New Student Orientation

On their reserved NSO date, students will visit campus to engage in interactive experiences. Check-in for sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the day will conclude around 5:15 p.m. The in-person sessions will focus on the three tenets of the Charlotte Model for Student Success:

  • Academics: Students will hear about their academic college expectations and how to be a successful student.
  • Belonging: Students will meet with student leaders (Orientation Counselors) and their peers, as well as learn about a variety of campus resources.
  • Competence: Students will understand the business of being a student and their financial responsibilities on campus.

Full participation in New Student Orientation is required for incoming first-year and transfer students. Should you miss your session, your New Student Orientation Hold will be put back on your account. This will prevent you from making any changes (adding or dropping courses) to your course schedule.

Reasonable Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities such as vision, hearing or mobility impairments, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or learning disabilities that may require test accommodations should contact Disability Services at least one (1) month in advance of attending NSO by calling 704-687-0040 V/TDD. Students must provide disability documentation to the University in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations.

While there are no required tests that occur during NSO, test accommodations, such as low distraction environment, extended test time, computer assistance or enlarged print, must be requested one (1) week in advance and must be appropriate for the documented disability for those students who wish to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam at their NSO session.

Students who need sign language interpreters or materials in Braille should contact Disability Services at least one (1) month in advance of attending NSO. For more information, check the Disability Services website or contact the office via email or phone.