New Student Orientation

In order to keep all of our staff and students safe, we are requiring all students submit a COVID-19 negative test before arriving to NSO. Submit your test by email, to For more information, please visit
New Student Orientation, January 16-17

NSO Weekend: September 3 - 5

Your community here on campus is preparing for your arrival. We want you to have an amazing weekend!

During the weekend, we will be here to help with every step as you transition into life here at Simpson. Your SU student leaders are here to serve. You will meet your admissions counselor, residence life and First-Year Experience and Transfer Connections Leaders. You will also meet your academic adviser, staff members, and professors who will walk with you on your journey throughout the academic year and beyond.

If you have not yet registered for New Student Orientation and are an incoming student for the 2021-2022 academic year,
please be sure to register here.

Orientation Weekend is mandatory for all incoming students - first-time freshman and transferring students.


There is a lot to do before you arrive on campus for NSO, but to make it easier for you, we've centralized everything you may need on this page! Skip the long lines and wait times at NSO and finish as much as you can ahead of time. Remember, if you have any questions about anything you have to do, feel free to reach out to your Admissions Counselor.

Pre-Registration Forms

These forms will need to be filled out before you register for classes. If you need help accessing
this page or any part of the SU portal, please call the IT Department at (530)226-4940.

Office of Financial Aid

Though this isn't mandatory, we highly recommend you set an appointment with the Financial Aid office to go over any questions or concerns about your award letter before NSO.

Pay your Bill Online

If you have an outstanding balance, it must be paid by August 15th to avoid late charges. You can pay your bill online here. If you have any questions about your bill, you can call Student Accounts at (530)226-4777.

Submit your ID Photo

Submit your ID card photo ahead of time, so
your ID card is ready for pick-up in the mailroom when you arrive. Be sure to follow the guidelines on our submission page.

Negative COVID-19 Test

In order to keep our staff and students safe, we are not allowing any student without a negative COVID-19 test to enter campus. Please be sure to get your test done in advance and submit the negative test results by email to

Register for Classes

After you have completed your pre-registration forms, be sure to register for courses as soon as possible. You can register in CSS Student Planning, which is accessible through the SU portal.

NSO Weekend

Now that you are done with your Pre-Orientation tasks, you are ready for NSO weekend! Below you'll find the schedule (subject to change), packing list, check-in times, and much more. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates too.