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Freshmen Orientation Checklist

To better prepare you for the start of classes, we have developed this checklist for you as a guide to monitor your progress in becoming a NDNU student. It is essential that you complete the following steps before coming to campus on August 22.

#1  Register for Orientation

Contact: Student Life and Leadership
Phone: 650-508-3718
Orientation Web Page

Orientation sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early.

#2  Confirm Financial Aid (if applicable)

Contact: Financial Aid
Phone: 650-508-3741
Financial Aid Web Page

Contact the Financial Aid Office if you are a student who applied for Financial Aid and have not received your award letter or if you have any questions.

#3  Apply for Housing

Contact: Student Life and Leadership
Phone: 650-508-3718
University Housing Web Page

Make sure to complete and submit your housing application. Preferences are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

#4  Complete and Submit Health Insurance Form

Contact: Counseling and Health Services
Phone: 650-508-3459
Counseling and Health Services Web Page

You must complete and submit the Student Health Insurance form. The form provides for either enrollment in NDNU's group insurance plan or the waiver option indicated on the form.  

#5  Check your NDNU Campus Portal (after your orientation session)

Use the login instructions that you received at your orientation session. Your portal page will provide you with your housing assignment (if living on campus), account balance, missing financial aid materials or issues with transcripts.

Contact the Business Office at 650-508-3565 for payment arrangements; and Admissions for T-1/T-2 holds at 650-508-3600.