Fall 2017

Fall New Student Orientation & Convocation will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1 – 5 pm.  

To register for NSO, email nso@matsu.alaska.edu.  If you have any questions, you can call Student Services at 745-9762.

NSO Fall 17


Now that you have chosen to attend Matanuska-Susitna College, what happens next? As a new student, you may be wondering about some of the following:

  • Do I have the study skills necessary for college?
  • What is a syllabus?
  • What university services and processes are available online?
  • How challenging are the classes?
  • What technology skills do I need to be successful in college?
  • How does college differ from high school?
  • Where can I go for help?
  • What resources are available to help me pay for school?
  • How do I join a student club?

Beginning college can be both exciting and challenging. New Student Orientation is your introduction to life at Matanuska-Susitna College! It is a wonderful opportunity to find answers to questions you may have about college, learn strategies for academic success, explore the campus, become familiar with Mat-Su College resources, meet our faculty and staff, and make new friends. New Student Orientation is designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and meaningful connections important to successful long-term academic and personal outcomes.

All new students are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation as an important first step in a successful academic career. We look forward to helping you transition to life as a college student in any way we can!