New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation 2024

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a hybrid program with online learning modules and on campus programming and resources for students and their supporters. This year's on-campus programing will be held on Thursday, July and Friday, July 5, 2024. Both days will have the same programming to give you a choice of when you would like to attend.

Stay tuned for more information about Lakers Orientation Welcome Week!

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

NSO 2024 Registration is closed

Why participate in NSO?

During NSO you will have the opportunity to:

  • Get guidance on course registration 
  • Attend mini-tours of various campus locations
  • Learn about what services and supports are here for you – and how to connect
  • Stay in our award-winning Residence Complexes
  • Chat with current student leaders about the NU student experience
  • Learn valuable ‘next steps’ to prepare you for your start at NU

We also 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 to incoming students: 

  • General New Student Orientation - for incoming students in any program.
  • 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.
  • 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.

These modules are designed to help you learn the process of course registration, navigate your student accounts, fee payment and introduce you to the student supports and services offered throughout your academic journey. To access your module log into with your Nipissing University student credentials and select your module.  

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 $45.68/night (plus HST)
  • Entire 4-bedroom suite - $110.51/night (plus HST)

Meet the Team

VickyW - Orientation

Vicky Waithaka


Hometown: Ottawa, ON.

Position: Student Experience Coordinator, Orientation and First Year Programs.

Fun Fact: I have toured over a dozen national parks and game reserves in Kenya.

I am excited to welcome students and provide orientation programming that will help ease their transition into Nipissing University. 


Stuti R - NSO

Stuti Regmi


Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Program: BA Psychology Honors Specialization

Fun Fact: I am a Zodiac nerd

 Hi, my name is Stuti and I am currently pursuing a Psychology Honors Specialization. I will be starting my second year this Fall. I am so excited to have you all on campus, meeting and answering any questions you may have. Wishing you all and myself an amazing academic year 2024- 2025.


Hannah C - Orientation

Hannah Clayton


Hometown: North Bay, ON

Program: BA Major in Psychology

Fun Fact: I did an exchange semester in Norway

Hi, my name is Hannah! I have lived in North Bay my whole life and can answer any questions you have about the school or North Bay life. I am looking forward to helping you with anything you need to make the transition to university life easier. 


MeganF - NSO

Megan Foucault


Hometown: North Bay, ON

Program: First Year BEd

Fun Fact: I have a dog named Nash whom I spoil

Hi all! My name is Megan Foucault. I am a local to North Bay and just graduated from the Child and Family Studies program. In the Fall, I will enter my first year of the BEd program in the Primary/Junior Division. I have a passion for helping people and hope to help all of you incoming first-year students and make the transition as easy and fun as possible.