We’re throwing open our doors to you with a full slate of high-energy activities and events. This program welcomes you to living and learning at Saint Joe’s. We want to give you a sense of how our community will feel now that you’re in it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pay to go to NSO?
Nope! Attending NSO is completely free and highly, highly recommended for all new students.
What if I want to bring a sibling to NSO?
You can absolutely bring a sibling to NSO! We would welcome you and your families to join us for all the fun activities we will have going on. Your families are also part of Monk Nation!
Do I need to bring bedding to NSO?
Yes, please bring your own bedding with you to NSO. This would include a pillow, sheets, and blanket.
Can I stay overnight during NSO if I am a commuter?
Absolutely! We would gladly welcome you to stay overnight even if you do not plan to live on campus during the Academic year.
What if I can’t make it to NSO?
No problem! We will have our New Student Orientation Coordinator reach out to you during the summer to get you caught up to speed. We can even schedule a time for you to come to campus and meet with our New Student Orientation Coordinator before the academic year begins.
When can I pick my roommate for the school year?
If you would like to choose a roommate for the academic year, you can do so at NSO! You will be given a form to request a specific roommate. Please note, in order to be paired with a roommate, both you and your desired roommate must request to live with each other.
Is it okay if I do not choose a roommate?
Absolutely! At NSO, you will also have the opportunity to fill out a survey where the Office of Student Engagement and Residential Living (SERL) will pair you with someone based on your answers and interests! This has been a great option for several students at SJC.
What size are the beds at SJC?
The beds are twin in all Residence Halls.
What are SJC’s COVID Guidelines for NSO?
We are a mask positive campus! If you would like to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, we welcome you to. While attending Orientation, if you are not fully vaccinated, we highly encourage you to mask up when indoors. Please keep in mind, when you return in the Fall you will be required to be fully vaccinated. Check out our Campus Health Dashboard for up-to-date information pertaining to COVID guidelines.