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Orientation Days and Golden Fleece Week

The president, deans, faculty and staff of Notre Dame de Namur University invite you and your family to attend the New Argo Orientation Days —the key to a successful beginning to your NDNU experience.

NDNU New Argo Orientation Days provide you with:

  • Early, on-site advising and registration for classes
  • An overview of academic requirements and the Core Curriculum program
  • Information about your major and assistance from a faculty advisor in planning your class schedule
  • Knowledgeable students and staff to answer your questions about college life and campus resources
  • The opportunity to learn about your NDNU email account and student financial account and to complete any business you have with the university

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

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

New Argo Orientation Day Sessions

Orientation is Mandatory for all incoming students to best acclimate them to live here at NDNU. The Experience is designed to prepare you to help you learn about and navigate the business portion of your enrollment at NDNU as well as to help you learn what to expect from life as an NDNU student. The information and assistance available to you make these sessions the best source of information about Notre Dame de Namur University as well as a great way to meet students like yourself who are also beginning their journey at NDNU.


Summer New Argo Orientation Days:

All new students will be taking a Math Placement Assessment the morning of their New Argo Orientation Day. The check-in for the test will be at in front of the NDNU Chapel. If you have spoken with your advisor and do not require the Math Assessment test,  you can check in near the NDNU Chapel later in the morning. Students will receive an agenda of the day prior to their session.

Math Assessment Testing Resources Link

All new students are required to attend one of the four Orientation days during the summer. These sessions are primarily to assist students with taking the Math Assessment, having time with an advisor to register for classes, meeting other new Argos, and making sure students are comfortable with the Campus Portal System. Sessions are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will be unavailable as they fill up. If your first choice is full, you will need to choose your next preferred session.

UPDATE: Registration for  New Argo Orientation Day Summer Orientation Sessions is currently closed and will open again soon. Please email lwilliams@ndnu.edu for further information about New Argo Orientation Days.


All students are charged a one-time $300 Orientation fee (family members are $15 extra per person). The fee covers the student’s summer orientation session, Golden Fleece Week, workshops, and social events. Fees will be applied to the student’s account once the orientation day has been attended.


All students are required to take the Math Placement Assessment prior to registering for classes. This exam will be offered on the morning of your New Argo Orientation Day or during Golden Fleece Week. Some students will be required to take the Modern Language assessment as well.

Golden Fleece Week!

Golden Fleece Week is separate from the summer business sessions that you will attend. It is required for new freshman and will help you in your transition to NDNU. Learn more

Related Links


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

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