New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation 2023

New Student Orientation (NSO) 2023 is a hybrid program with online learning modules beginning Tuesday, July 4th - Thursday, July 6th, in addition to on campus mini-tours on Friday, July 7th.

The Orientation Team would like to thank you for joining us at NSO 2023! Stay tuned for more information about Lakers Orientation Welcome Week!

If you have questions about orientations, please send us an email at and consider connecting with us on Instagram and Twitter using the links above! 

Registration Is NOW CLOSED

Why participate in NSO?

During NSO you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend mini-tours of various campus locations
  • Learn about what services and supports are here for you – and how to connect
  • Chat with current student leaders about the NU student experience
  • Learn valuable ‘next steps’ to prepare you for your start at NU

We even have programming and resources for the supporters in your life – whether that be parents, family, guardians or friends!

Online Learning Modules

There are three different online learning modules offered for incoming students: 

  • General New Student Orientation - for incoming students in any program.
    • Access is now closed for the NSO 2023 intake. 
  • RPN to BScN Blended New Student Orientation - for incoming students entering the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN Blended Delivery program. This orientation is in two parts.
    • Access is now closed for the NSO 2023 intake. 
  • Distance & College Partnership Program (CPP) Bachelor of Commerce New Student Orientation - for incoming students entering the Bachelor of Commerce, Distance Learning program and the Bachelor of Commerce, College Partnership Program.
    • Access is now closed for the NSO 2023 intake.  

Stay With Us

Stay the night with us and experience first hand a day in the life of a Laker in our award-winning Residence complexes.

New Student Orientation (NSO) guests have the option of booking a private bedroom in a shared suite with other NSO guests, or for an entirely private stay, guests can book the entire 4-bedroom suite. 

To reserve your space, use one of the following booking methods: 

  • Fill out the Guest Reservation Form
  • Email with your booking preference (private bedroom, or entire 4-bedroom suite) and indicate that you will be an NSO guest
  • Call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4808

Special NSO Rates:

  • 1-bedroom -- $43.50/night (plus HST)
  • Entire 4-bedroom suite -- $105.25/night (plus HST)

Meet The Team

Image of Student Experience Coordinator in Black Nipissing University polo

Madi Small 


Hometown: St. Thomas, ON
Program: Masters of Arts, History
Fun Facts: I love to crochet


I am currently a Masters of Arts, History student at Nipissing University and I am very excited to be the Student Experience Coordinator, Orientation and First Year Programs.  

NSO Student

Lauren McReynolds 


Hometown: Woodstock, ON
Program: English Studies 
Fun Facts: I have done the "Edge Walk" on the CN Tower in Toronto  


Hi! My name is Lauren and I am entering my first year of the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University. I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts in English studies with a minor in French at Nipissing University and I am passionate about everything the North Bay community has to offer! I look forward to meeting everyone and answering any questions you may have!  

NSO Student

Em Thielking 


Hometown: Cambridge, ON
Program: Social Work 
Fun Facts: I've traveled internationally to play the bassoon! 


Hi! My name’s Em, and I am entering my fourth year of my Bachelor of Social Work. Summer in North Bay is my favourite because I love kayaking and hiking. I was a Peer Educator this past semester, and I am so excited to continue working as part of the Student Learning and Transitions (SLT) team this summer!

NSO Student

Amanda Ibekwe 


Hometown: Nigeria
Program: Social Welfare and Social Development 
Fun Facts: I love meeting and socializing with people  


Hello! My name is Amanda Ibekwe, I am a student Orientation Assistant for NSO 2023 at Nipissing University. I currently reside in North Bay -- one of the best upcoming cities in Ontario. 

Meeting with people is one thing I am passionate about. I have BSc in Industrial Chemistry from ESUT, and a Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies from the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Before moving to North Bay, I was a professional banker from the Tia One Bank in Nigeria. My area of practice involves working with complexity and problem solving.  

In my free time, I take long walks around my area. I love traveling and I love all kinds of music -- I am a voracious reader. Socialization and coaching are one of my passions and I am excited to be part of your journey. Please feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance. I look forward to meeting all of you in person in the months to come.

NSO Student

Jaydan McLeod 


Hometown: North Bay, ON
Program: English  Studies 
Fun Facts: I'm a Gemini 


Hey everyone! My name’s Jaydan and I’m a fourth-year undergraduate student here at Nipissing University and I'm just about to complete my English Studies degree this upcoming fall. This summer, I’m working as a Student Orientation Assistant (OA) and I’m more than thrilled to introduce you to the Lakers community and answer any questions you may have!