New Student Orientation

Fall 2022

Students accepted for Fall 2022 can register for one of our New Student Orientation (NSO) dates. NSO is an important event, where students will view and confirm their Fall schedule, interact with faculty and staff, review financial aid, and meet other students.

To view other “next steps” for admitted students, click here.


How to register:

Accepted students must pay their deposit to be able to register for and attend NSO. Once you have made your deposit, please register for a date of your choosing:

Register now

What to know:

New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place on campus. Below is an outline of the day’s events.

Time Topic
8:00 - 9:00 am Check-in and Resource Fair
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Information sessions and opportunities for students to build connections
12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:30 pm

Academic overview

2:30 - 4:00 pm Opportunities to visit offices, go on tours, and attend optional sessions


Additional details, including parking information, will be sent to your Penn West email prior to your NSO date.

We can’t wait to see you!

For parents and supporters:

Are you the parent, family member or guardian of a future Fighting Scots? Email to ask questions or to set up a phone call.

When you attend New Student Orientation (NSO) with your student, you will have your own break-out session to interact with staff and meet other parents/guests.

The New Student Orientation team is available to connect via:

Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is jam-packed with fun activities to acquaint you to University life. Plenty of social activities, food and fun await you. Get ready to make some new friends, and celebrate your arrival at PennWest Edinboro!

Watch your email account for specific dates and activities. As always, commuter students are encouraged to join in!

Helpful Resources

First Year Experience 

Majors, Minors & Programs 

Parents and Families Organization

Contact Us

New Student Orientation
Baron-Forness Library
Phone: 814-732-2768