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New Student Orientation

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Join us at Check-In on Thursday, 9/25 at 9:00am!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is held each year on the weekend preceding the start of fall term classes.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!

         The mission of NSO is to empower incoming Oregon Tech students by providing opportunities
         and experiences which are designed to:

                Integrate students with the campus community
               Equip new students with resources and areas of support
               Connect with their fellow students
               Facilitate transition and foster success in collaboration
               with other campus departments and Week of Welcome programs

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      Movie Night       7pm    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       

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.

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:

  • Showcase your business at the Community Resource Fair at the Downtown Celebration Carnival
  • Gain recognition by over 4,000 students and their families for your organization through program sponsorship
  • Bring students and employees to your business by hosting an event on site
  • And more!

Questions? Contact Us!

Josie Hudspeth, Advisor