About the New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) serves as the first step to prepare you for embarking on your exciting new educational journey. Whether you are a first-year student or transferring from another university, NSO provides you with the resources to succeed as a member of our community. The ETBU family and Student Engagement staff look forward to helping you Be You at ETBU.
East Texas Baptist University recognizes that helping you experience a positive and engaging first year can make a significant impact on your level of academic performance, engagement in the campus community, and progress toward graduation. As part of your NSO experience, you will have an opportunity to speak with academic departments, select a major, register for classes, and discover opportunities to get involved at ETBU.
It is imperative that all students new to our campus attend New Student Orientation. Once you have completed your admissions file and are eligible to register for classes, please complete the online registration form to attend NSO on one of the following dates.
2020 NSO Session Dates
Saturday, May 2, 2020 | Monday, June 1, 2020 | Monday, June 15, 2020
NSO Registration for 2020 is free!
You must complete your admissions file in order to be eligible to attend NSO. If you have any questions about your file, please contact your Admissions Counselor.
NSO events are designed to give you an introduction to the many great things you can expect to experience as a student here at ETBU. Due to the current pandemic, our 2020 New Student Orientation will be held virtually. During this time, you and your family will have the opportunity to visit face-to-face virtually with an advisor in your major. By the end of the meeting, you will have your schedule for the Fall Semester which will include the August Mini-terms if elected. In the days/weeks following NSO, you will also have an opportunity to select housing and meal plans, indicate your roommate choices, and view videos containing important information about student engagement, spiritual life, athletics, technology, and financial aid.
Your parents are welcome to participate in the NSO experience. Our goal is to help your parents and family members provide support during your transition from high school to college.
You will receive email messages from Admissions to confirm your NSO session date and to provide essential details about the event.
Engaging and Connecting to the ETBU Community
Student Engagement is intentional about designing programs and services that will provide you with the resources you need to succeed academically in an environment that fosters a sense of community and belonging. From your first day on campus to graduation, Student Engagement will encourage and support you to engage in our community of faith and to make the most of your college experience at ETBU.