What to Expect

Prior to Noma Nation Orientation: Ready, set, PREPARE!

Set yourself up for success by completing the following items in advance of NOMA Nation Orientation:

  • Complete the Admissions Stay on Track Guide, starting with accepting your offer of Admission and paying your Enrollment Reservation Deposit ($50) by May 1, 2022.
  • Sign-up for Noma Nation Orientation by June 15, 2022.  There is a $105 fee for Orientation.
  • Have any test credit (AP, IB, CLEP, DSST)? Order official copies of all test credit and have them sent directly from the organization to Sonoma State University.
    • Tip: Save a copy of the confirmation.
    • Tip: Print or save as a PDF a copy of all unofficial test credit to reference at Noma Nation Orientation and when seeking advising from your Faculty Advisors or Staff Advisors.
  • Have any coursework from another college or university? Order official copies of all transcripts and have them sent directly from the institution to Sonoma State University. Click the link for more information on How to Submit Transcripts to Sonoma State.
    • Tip: Save a copy of the confirmation.
    • Tip: Print or save as a PDF a copy of all unofficial transcripts to reference at NOMA Nation Orientation and when seeking advising from your Faculty Advisors or Staff Advisors.
    • Tip: If you have in-progress coursework for Fall 2021, consider ordering a copy of your official transcripts to be sent now, as well as a copy to be sent once those Fall 2021 grades post. Most institutions allow you to pre-order, ensuring those final copies get sent in a timely manner.
  • First-Time First-Years ONLY: Complete the Directed-Self Placement (DSP) activity and choose the first-year writing course that is best for you
  • Begin to explore your School & Department
  • Practice logging into your SSU Online Services portal and familiarize yourself with your:
    • MySSU
    • @sonoma.edu Google email account
    • Zoom
    • Canvas - SSU’s cloud-based Learning Management System

In-Person Noma Nation Orientation

Noma Nation Orientation will be offered in-person at Sonoma State University.

For Transfer students, your first in-person opportunity was on May 12th OR May 13th. If you did not attend in-person or virtually (for one of the many reasons out there!), the event was also recorded. You will attend Noma Nation Orientation Welcome Days beginning on August 16th through August 19th, 2022.  Once you sign up for the Welcome Days you will be added to the Canvas course that contains all recordings from the live sessions and be able to register for classes through May 27th.

For First Year students, you will be required to make a virtual advising appointment between June 20 through July 22 with an advisor.  You will be given the chance to register for courses at that time.  You will then attend Noma Nation Orientation Welcome Week beginning on August 16th through August 19th, 2022.  This information will be sent to you on June 13, 2022.  

 

Check back here often for updates!!