Orientation Girls


The President, Deans, Faculty and Staff of Notre Dame de Namur University invite you and your family to attend Argo Orientation — the key to a successful beginning to your NDNU experience.

NDNU Orientation provides you with:

  • Knowledgeable students and staff to answer your questions about college life and campus resources
  • Presentations from financial aid, business office, dining services, and student services
  • Early, on-site advising and registration for classes
  • An overview of academic requirements and the Core Curriculum program
  • An overview of the Hallmarks, Spirit and Mission of the University
  • The opportunity to learn more about navigating your NDNU email and student account

Families will participate in a concurrent family orientation program geared specifically towards families. Attendees will:

  • Meet administrators and faculty to review NDNU programs and academics
  • Attend a parent panel with current students and their parents (summer session only)
  • Attend informational workshops covering your student’s life at NDNU

Orientation Sessions:

Spring 2016 Orientation (New Argo Business Day)

NDNU is dedicated to setting its new and transferring students up for success from the very beginning. Spring Orientation is a one-day opportunity to complete any outstanding university business, learn about campus resources, and meet other New Argos.

Admitted new student joining NDNU for Spring 2016? (Monday, January 11, 2016)? Please fill out the Spring Orientation Survey


Freshmen are charged a one-time $60 orientation fee (family members are $15 per person). The fee covers the student’s Spring Orientation session, Orientation refreshments. Fees will be billed to the student’s account once the orientation has been completed.

Assessments and Math Placement

All students are required to take the Math Placement test prior to registration. This exam will be offered on the morning of your Orientation session. Please learn more about the Math Placement Test here.

Housing for Spring

Students interested in NDNU On-campus Housing accommodations for the Spring semester can apply here


Summer Orientation Sessions

Each orientation session is one full day beginning at 9:30 a.m. (check-in at 9) and ending at 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to prepare you for registration and to help you learn what to expect from NDNU. The information and assistance available to you make orientation the best source of information about Notre Dame de Namur University.

Sessions during the summer are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  If your first choice is full, you will be assigned to your next preferred session.

The Financial Aid, Business and Registrar’s Offices are open during the summer Monday through Friday. You are encouraged to make individual appointments with these offices at your convenience to address any questions you might have.


Students are charged a one-time $300 orientation fee (family members are $15 per person for summer orientation). The fee covers the student’s summer Orientation session, Orientation refreshments,  Week of Welcome workshops, and social events. Off-Campus Transfers can opt to participate in Orientation only – $60 – or in both Orientation and Week of Welcome for an additional fee of $240 (totaling $300). Fees will be applied to the student’s account once the orientation has been completed.


All students are required to take the Math Placement Assessment prior to registration. This exam will be offered on the morning of your Orientation session or during Week of Welcome (WOW!). Some students will be required to take the Modern Language assessment.

Week of Welcome (WOW!)

Week of Welcome is separate from the summer sessions that you have attended during the summer. It is mandatory for freshmen and highly encouraged for transfers. Learn more about WOW Week.

Online Orientation

For evening, professional studies, transfer and graduate students, online orientation provides a convenient introduction to academic and personal resources. Learn more

Meet the Orientation Team

Meet your orientation leaders before you get to campus. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions related to orientation, move-in, housing, etc. Learn more

Related Links


Nikki Williams, Associate Director – Campus Programs
650-508-3718, lwilliams@ndnu.edu

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