FAQs

Orientation students enjoy a meal together

Is Noma Nation Orientation different due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Its new!!  We are back to hosting Orientation Noma Nation Orientation In-person during out Welcome Week from August 16-19, but before you arrive to campus, you will have a one on one advising appointment to register for classes!

Do I have to complete Noma Nation Orientation?

YES. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-year students. During the One on One advising appointments is the only advising and registration times available to new incoming students. The Welcome Week will introduce the transitional services and support of friends and programs that are critical to success in your first year.  Parents/siblings cannot attend orientation in place of their student. It is important for each student to learn first-hand the information and expectations of Sonoma State University.

Is there a fee?

Yes, Fall 2022 Noma Nation Orientation has a fee of $105 which is non-refundable. 

**In addition to the $105 fee, there is a one time rent only charge of $125 assessed from REACH (only) if you are living in On-campus housing.

Is there a disadvantage to not completing both parts to Noma Nation Orientation?

YES. Students who do not complete their orientation requirement will not be allowed to register for classes the following semester. If you are unable to complete your orientation requirement due to a hardship, family emergency, or unique circumstance please contact the Orientation Office at (707) 664-4464 or orientation@sonoma.edu

How do I register for it?

Please see the "Register" link in the navigation on the left of this page for a description and image of where to access your Noma Nation Orientation reservation page.

How will I know how to schedule my one on one advising appointment.

More information on the 1:1 advising information will be sent out on June 13.  You will be sent some "pre-advising" content you will be required to view and learn from, but it will also include how to access the appointment making system.  

Please continue to check your personal (non-ssu) email for updates and further instructions.

Who can I call with questions?

The friendly and knowledgeable orientation staff is ready to answer your questions! Call (707) 664-4464 or email us at orientation@sonoma.edu. We are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During our peak times (February-July) we receive many phone calls and voicemails. We recommend emailing us first! If you do decide to call please leave one voicemail, as we try to get back to you within 48 hours and multiple messages cause delays.

For additional FAQ's on Spring 2022 NOMA Nation Orientation, please visit our Spring 2022 NOMA Nation Orientation FAQ's document.