New Student Orientation

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation prepares new and transfer students for the upcoming school year. Consider NSO the starting point. New Student Orientation works to acquaint new and transfer students to campus, services and information to help you get ready for a successful school year.

For all incoming students, your first step as you take flight as a CSU Eagle is to complete mandatory online orientation.

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First-Time, First Year Students

For students joining us direct from high school you can expect to participate in two orientation experiences. The mandatory online orientation is a pre-requsite to attending in-person summer orientation.  As shared in your acceptance, upon confirming your intent to enroll at CSU, freshmen students will be pre-registered for classes based on your listed academic major at time of application. This registration generates your schedule of classes and a bill for which you will be responsible. 

During the one-day summer orientation event (SOAR) you’ll be able to meet other new students, review/adjust your schedule for first semester of classes, handle other business items and learn about all the resources available to help make your Coppin experience the best possible. (Exceptions may be made for out-of-area & international students).

In the event, you have been pre-registered and you no longer wish to attend Coppin State University, it is imperative that you inform the University in writing as soon as possible and in advance of the semester start date for which you no longer plan to attend. Contact the Office of Admissions (Admissions@coppin.edu) & the Office of Records & Registration (Registrar@coppin.edu) immediately to initiate your disenrollment.

Transfer Students

Following completion of your online orientation session, you may plan to schedule your advisement appointment & register for classes.  Before meeting with your advisor, your transfer credit evaluation should be received and your credits must be posted in EagleLinks. New transfer students may begin to register for fall 2022 classes  during open registration (late April). Visit www.coppin.edu/register for more details. To view course offerings, click on "Schedule of Classes" under the EagleLinks Help Menu

F-1 International Students

International students, on condition you have been granted admissions you must satisfy requirements for issuance of an I-20 with the Office of Admissions to prepare for entry to school. Questions?  Contact AMonier@coppin.edu.

Once you obtain your F-1 Visa, upon U.S. arrival within the assigned window of your semester start date, you must contact  our International Student Services Program (ISSP) before you may proceed to register for classes. The ISSP is here to help you transition to the Coppin family. Email CTyree@coppin.edu to confirm requirements, status and next steps.

As a new student, you probably have a few questions. We’re here to help!

Yes, all first year and transfer students must complete the appropriate training & instructions provided in the online orientation portal.  Online orientation contains important next steps and details for your enrollment that you can only access within the portal. 

With its return for fall 2022, in-person summer orientation is required for our first-time, first-year students. It is a highly recommended opportunity for engagement and to take care of remaining business items directly.  Details to RSVP for summer orientation live in the online orientation portal.

No, you don't stay on campus during your NSO Summer Orientation date.

 A limited number of parents/guardians (2) can also attend. We know that starting college is often a family event. Orientation is a space for adult loved ones to share in the student experience, ask questions, and build a lasting connection to Coppin.

We discourage small children from attending. Orientation is for college students and their adult loved ones.

No, you don't need to pay tuition and fees to attend Orientation. Any student who has been accepted and has confirmed their intent to enroll can attend. The University does not require payment of tuition and fees until a student has registered for classes.

There is no charge attend Orientation. Keep in mind, you may have other related expenses for travel and lodging regarding your trip to attend. Or you may wish to make deposits on other educational expenses for the school year (e.g.: enrollment fee, parking permit, housing deposit, etc.). 

You may meet with several different staff and faculty during Orientation, but there is no guarantee you will meet with your specific advisor.

The health and well being of our community remains our top priority. As an incoming student, it is important to stay informed on campus updates and be prepared to meet COVID Vaccination guidelines.