New Student Registration & Orientation

Welcome to the Wildcat Family

STEP 1: New Student Registration & Orientation

For Wahpeton and Fargo-based students, the first part of your journey to becoming an NDSCS student starts with attending a New Student Registration & Orientation day. Throughout the day, you will meet with staff and faculty to discuss your academic plan and register for your first semester classes. Additionally, you will gain information regarding academic expectations, campus activities, financial aid, how to be a successful student and other important support services. All on-campus students must attend a New Student Registration and Orientation day before beginning classes. 

Online students will start their journey by working directly with a Program Advisor to discuss their academic plan and gain an understanding of class sequencing. 

COVID-19 Considerations

NDSCS is focused on minimizing risk and the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide supportive and impactful experiences for our incoming students. To accomplish this, we have made the following modifications:

  • The use of face coverings is encouraged for all NDSCS employees, students, and visitors. Disposable face masks will be provided if visitors do not have their own.
  • Anyone who is not feeling well, having symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and/or been knowingly exposed to anyone that has COVID-19 is asked to not attend New Student Registration and Orientation and contact NDSCS Admission at 701-671-2521 to reschedule.
STEP 2: Welcome Week Orientation

The second part of your Orientation will occur at the beginning of your first semester at NDSCS. This Welcome Week Orientation may be face-to-face or online, depending on where you are taking the majority of your classes. This Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

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New Student Registration