New Student Orientation

Welcome new Chaparrals!  Thank you for choosing College of DuPage. We are excited you are joining us! The college would like to welcome you at New Student Orientation. Orientation is FREE and we cannot wait to kick off the new semester with you. This is an exciting introduction to everything College of DuPage has to offer.

Upcoming New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation for Spring 2016 takes place Thursday, January 21 on the main campus in Glen Ellyn at the Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1234. 

  • Session One: 2 to 3:30 p.m. (check-in and refreshments begin at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Session Two: 6:30 to 8 p.m. (check-in and refreshments begin at 6:00 p.m.)

Note: Pre-registration for Spring NSO begins Thursday, November 12 and takes place in our ChapLife web site (please use your myACCESS credentials when logging in). For complete pre-registration directions, please visit our Need to Know page.  For further details, you may also view the full agenda.   

Meet Your NSO Leaders Video

Meet Your New Student Orientation Leaders


Contact Information

New Student Orientation
(630) 942-2243

Ready to Register for NSO?

Register for upcoming New Student Orientation sessions.

NSO Highlights


2015 New Student Orientation Highlights

College of DuPage welcomed more than 1,000 students and 300 parents to our college community at New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation


Comments from parents

New Student Orientation is where all first time college students, enrolling full time (12 credits or more) have fun meeting students, faculty and staff.