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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is held each year on the weekend preceding the start of fall term classes. It is designed to help new students acclimate to Oregon Tech, meet their fellow students, and feel ready for the start of a successful year. Students who come to orientation receive Oregon Tech gear, free meals, and the chance to win great prizes while learning all about being an Oregon Tech Owl! Benefits for students who come to Orientation include:
  • Free meals for the weekend
  • Free shirt
  • Events and games Thursday- Sunday
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Meet fellow new/transfer students
  • Meet staff and returning students from their major
  • Have a discounted shopping spree at Fred Meyer
  • Get to know the ins and outs of campus
  • Meet Dave Coleman - The real life Hitch

Campus Life also hosts New & Transfer Student Orientation during the Winter and Spring quarters, which take place one evening during the first week of classes each term.

2014 New Student Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, September 24      Early Check-In     6pm    Events Conclude     10pm
Thursday, September 25 ​        Check-In             9am    Events Conclude     10pm
Friday, September 26 ​            Events begin        8am​​    Events Conclude      2am*
Saturday, September 27          Events begin       10am   Events Conclude     10pm
Sunday, September 28            Events begin       10am   Events Conclude      8pm       

Local Business Can Get Involved!

The Orientation Team is seeking businesses in the Klamath Basin to get involved in welcoming our incoming students!

Please complete this Business Registration Form if you and your business would like to be a part of this week of welcome. 

Opportunities Include:

  • Community Resource Fair at the Carnival
  • Program sponsorship
  • Sponsor an event at your business
  • And more!

Questions? Contact Us!

Josie Hudspeth, Advisor

Returning Students Get Involved!

Orientation is planned for students by students. A team of student leaders work diligently all summer to put together an awesome program for new and transfer students. The vision of the NSO Team is carried out by an incredible team of volunteers who will participate during the week of welcome. If you would like to become a part of the 2014 NSO Volunteer Team, fill out this online form or email us at orientation@oit.edu.