Welcome to Penn State Berks! Our orientation programs aim to provide you and those who support you with programs and services that assist your successful academic, social, and personal transition to, and through, the University. New Student Orientation (NSO) is for new international students and is a two-step orientation program.
Step 1 of International NSO is a virtual orientation introduction. This includes a university welcome, immigration information, and other important information from Global Engagement Coordinators, Orientation Leaders, and support staff from the Berks campus. Once you attend step one of NSO, you will be able to schedule an advising meeting with an academic advisor.
Step 2 of International NSO is academic advising and course scheduling. You must attend step 1 in order to meet with an academic advisor and enroll in your first semester courses. The earlier you attend NSO the more course options will be available to you when you enroll in courses. This meeting will be an hour-long, individual appointment via zoom and should occur within a week after your NSO date. Prior to your advising meeting, please make sure to have completed the Educational Planning Survey (EPS) and the ALEKS math assessment (found on your NSO Tasklist). Register for NSO »