FAQs

 

Why should I attend NSO?

NSO is your first and best opportunity to meet and develop lasting friendships with fellow students. Informational, social and recreational activities are scheduled throughout NSO which enable you to form a strong connection to Wayne State College and help you settle into your new home. Research shows that students who attend and actively participate in new student orientation programs persist and perform at higher levels when compared with students who do not.

 

 

Do I have to pay the NSO registration fee?

Yes. The registration fee is $95.00 and is automatically applied to your fall bill.

 

 

How do I register for NSO?

You may register one of two ways: either online (click on the Registration link on the NSO homepage) or complete a registration form while you attend Registration Day. By registering you are confirming your participation and ensuring you receive the correct Class of 2018 tee shirt size.

 

 

Will I receive more information about NSO prior to my arrival on campus in August?

Yes. The Office of Student Activities will send you a brochure in late July or early August with additional information about NSO. If you have questions before then, contact Student Activities by calling 402.375.7322.

 

 

When may I move into my residence hall?

Check in begins at 9am Friday, August 15. Contact the Residence Life Office by calling 402.375.7213 if you have questions about your housing assignment or need to make alternative arrangements.

 

 

Where should I go when I arrive on campus to check into my residence hall?

Berry, Terrace & Morey Halls: From Main Street, turn right (from the south) or left (from the north) onto Wendt Drive. Follow Wendt to your assigned hall which will be on the right hand side of the street. You may park temporarily to unload your belongings before parking your car in Lot 10. To reach Lot 10, proceed east on Wendt to the intersection with Walnut Street. Turn left onto Walnut and continue north until you come to the Lot 10 parking lot entrance on your right.

 

Bowen Hall: From Main Street, turn right (from the south) or left (from the north) onto 10th Street. Follow 10th Street until you come to the intersection with Walnut Street. Turn left onto Walnut and continue north until you come to Schreiner Drive. Turn left onto Schreiner and follow the street to Bowen Hall. You may park temporarily to unload your belongings before parking your car in Lot 10. To reach Lot 10, proceed north on Schreiner Drive to the intersection with Lindahl Street. Turn right onto Lindahl and continue east until you come to the Lot 10 parking lot entrance on your right.

 

Anderson and Pile Halls: From Main Street, turn right (from the south) or left (from the north) onto Lindahl Drive. Turn right on Anderson Drive and follow Anderson to your assigned hall which will be on the right hand side of the street. You may park temporarily to unload your belongings before parking your car in Lot 10. To reach Lot 10, proceed east on Anderson Dr. to the intersection with Lindahl Drive. Turn right onto Lindahl and continue east until you come to the Lot 10 parking lot entrance on your right.

 

Neihardt Hall: From Main Street, turn right (from the south) or left (from the north) onto J.G.W. Lewis Drive. Follow the directions of Campus Security officers and NSO ambassadors for unloading your belongings before parking your car in Lot 10. To reach Lot 10, proceed west on Lewis Drive back to the intersection with Main Street. Turn right onto Main and proceed to Lindahl Drive. Turn right onto Lindahl and continue east until you come to the Lot 10 parking lot entrance on your right.

 

NOTE: Campus Security officers and NSO ambassadors will be stationed across campus at key intersections to help direct you to your residence hall and the Lot 10 parking lot.

 

 

Where do I check-in for NSO?

After you have checked into your residence hall, proceed to the Student Center to check-in for NSO. The check-in station will be located in the Student Center Atrium. At the check-in booth you will receive a NSO packet and folder, drawstring bag, Student ID, name badge and NSO group number. Please memorize your group number as you will need to know it later in the day (your group number will be printed on you NSO packet/folder).

 

 

Will I be able to eat on campus during NSO weekend?

Yes. The dining hall in the Student Center will observe regular weekend hours of operation. You will not need to pay for your meals as they are included in your NSO fee. NSO programs and activities are scheduled around meals over the weekend. In most cases, you will be able to eat with your Ambassador and fellow small group members.

 

 

Where may I pick up my Student ID or have my photo taken for an ID?

You may pick up your Student ID at the NSO check-in booth in the Student Center Atrium if you had your photo taken at Registration Day over the summer. If you did not attend a Registration Day event, you may have your photo taken in the Atrium once you have checked in for NSO. Your ID will be available for pick up the first week of classes at the Student Financial Services Office located on the first floor of Hahn Administration Building (Room 104).

 

 

Where may I purchase a parking pass?

You may purchase a parking pass in the Student Financial Services Office located on the first floor of the Hahn Administration Building (Room 104). The office will be open 8am to 5pm Friday, August 15 but closed the remainder of the weekend. The office will reopen on Monday, August 18.

 

 

Will I have time to purchase textbooks during NSO?

Yes. The College Bookstore will be open 8am to 5pm Friday, 10am to 2pm Saturday and 12 to 5pm Sunday. The bookstore is located in the Student Center Atrium.

 

 

Will I be able to attend NSO programs and activities if I am a fall athlete?

The Office of Student Activities is working with the Athletic Department to coordinate practice and team meeting schedules so fall in-season athletes are able to attend as many orientation programs and activities as possible. Check with your coach when you arrive on campus for pre-season training to learn when you will be able to attend orientation.

 

 

Will I or my parents be able to speak with someone if we have questions about my fall bill?

Yes. The Student Financial Services Office will be open 8am to 5pm Friday, August 15. The office is located on the first floor of the Hahn Administration Building. Please keep in mind that NSO begins at 3pm Friday with the official Welcome Session in Rice Auditorium.

 

 

Will I be able to speak with someone if I have questions about my class schedule?

Yes. The Registrar’s Office will be open 8am to 5pm Friday, August 15. The office is located on the first floor of the Hahn Administration Building (Room 116).

 

 

Who should I contact if I have additional questions about NSO?

Contact Christy Ficke, interim director of student activities, by calling 402.375.7322 or emailing chficke1@wsc.edu.

Wayne State College
Our focus is your future
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on Youtube
Linked IN
Instagram
Flickr