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Congratulations, new Dragons. To start off your journey at DigiPen on the right foot, we would like to invite you to New Student Orientation (NSO). During NSO, you will have an opportunity to meet both new and current students, hear from your program directors and faculty, and receive some useful tips that every new student should know.

We are working diligently over the next few months to create a New Student Orientation experience that fully immerses you in DigiPen while ensuring the health and wellness of all our students, staff, and faculty.

There will be lots to do, so please keep referring back to this page regularly, as we will be making updates to the schedule and information.

Meeting Your Orientation Leaders

During New Student Orientation, current DigiPen students will serve as your Orientation Leaders (OLs). You’ll be invited to connect directly with your assigned OL and other incoming DigiPen students through a live, online meeting platform. These student leaders are here to guide you through New Student Orientation, answer any questions, and share information that will be valuable during your time at DigiPen. OLs will reach out in early August to introduce themselves and mail you your DigiPen Cohort Scale!

Online New Student Orientation

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, students will get access to a self-paced online orientation. This required web content will give you an overview of the DigiPen student experience and details about campus support services. The web link for the online orientation website will be emailed to all new students on Monday, August 16, and will be posted to this page as well.

On-Campus New Student Orientation

From August 23-27, 2021, we will be hosting on-campus events that will include opportunities to connect with your program directors and current students, familiarize yourself with learning tools, and a Welcome Address from DigiPen Founder, Claude Comair. You will also receive your DigiPen badge and take a tour at this time, and can look forward to visiting on the same day as other students in your academic program. There will also be more opportunities, such as the Club Fair, to learn about student resources and other ways to get involved in campus happenings. We will be emailing students in mid-July with dates and more details on their on-campus NSO schedule.

Parent and Family Orientation

DigiPen will be hosting important online sessions in late August designed specifically for families and parents! This will be an opportunity to ask any questions about supporting your new student and to become familiar with important campus resources. Check back here for more details soon.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife[at]digipen[dot]edu.