New Student Orientation (NSO)


Beginning college can be both exciting and challenging. New Student Orientation is your introduction to the community 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.

New Student Orientation is Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 1pm - 4pm.  
Check-in begins at noon in the Glenn Massay Theater.  Please register using the webform below.

Please use your legal first name

Please type your last name. If you have are a Jr. or III, please include that here.

If you do not know your UA ID#, please enter your date of birth MM/DD/YY.

If you have not been to college before or have but have not been admitted to a degree program before, you are a First Time Freshman.

Please enter a valid email address. This will be the address we use to contact you with NSO related activites.

While email will be our primary contact method, please give us a phone number in case we need to contact you.


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?

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!

Please visit the Events Calendar for the upcoming New Student Orientation dates!