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Paying for New Student Orientation

How To Pay

Students will be billed for their New Student Orientation program after they attend. The Office of Student Orientation and Transition bills for programming three times over the summer, once at the end of June, once at the end of July and on the first day of the fall semester.

The orientation office bills twice during the winter once in December and once on the first day of the Spring semester. The charge will appear on the student’s account, similar to tuition and other fees, and can be accessed by visiting BillPay website.

Why Is There a Fee for New Student Orientation?

The budget of the Office of Student Orientation and Transition is entirely self-support, which means no state or institutional funding is received. This fee is solely to subsidize the cost of all orientation and transition programming, office operations, professional staff and undergraduate student staff.

What is the cancellation/no-show policy?

Students who register for a New Student Orientation program and do not show up, will be charged a $20 no-show fee. To avoid a no show fee, students must call our office to cancel their New Student Orientation program at least 24 hours in advance of the program date. The Office of Student Orientation and Transition does not process refunds for participants after they attend the New Student or Terp Family Orientation program. As is explained above, New Student Orientation fees are used as the sole funding for the Office's functioning and all meals, housing, and other program accommodations are booked in advance of each program date. We do not process no show fees for family members or supporters. While we would appreciate your advance cancellation, any family member or supporter who does not show up on the day of the program will be cancelled and not charged the program or no-show fee. 

New Student Orientation Program Fees

  • Two-Day Overnight First Year NSO - $227
    • Early Arrival/Late Stay - $40/night
  • One-Day Transfer/First Year NSO - $150
  • Terp Family Orientation - $85
    • Terp Trip Platinum Tour (Summer Only) - $20
  • Online Transfer/First Year NSO - $95
  • New Student Orientation No-Show Fee - $20

New Student Orientation Fee Waiver

The Office of Student Orientation and Transition is dedicated to providing incoming students with resources to support in their transition to the University. Our office offers a fee waiver for those who demonstrate financial need. Please use this form to request a fee waiver for Summer 2024 Orientation.

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