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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 have been working diligently over these past 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 as well as this NSO Checklist to make sure you have done everything you need to before classes start on August 31.

Online New Student Orientation

This required, self-paced online presentation will give you an overview of the DigiPen student experience and details about campus support services.

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Welcome Week

From August 24-28, we will be hosting virtual Welcome Week events that will include opportunities to connect with faculty and current students. You will have a chance to participate in campus tours, meet Program Directors, pick up your DigiPen student badge, and more!

Virtual Club Fair

Every year, the DigiPen Club Fair helps students find their community on campus. This year, the event will be held virtually, allowing students greater access to explore all of the student interests represented on campus. If you can’t find a club based on one of your interests, we can help you create a new club and find other students who also share your passion. Clubs are one of the best places to find your niche at DigiPen, so this event is not to be missed!

Virtual Club Fair will take place on the afternoon of Friday, August 28. You will be able to watch clubs make their presentations and sign up for any you are interested in. Clubs are encouraged to begin meeting by Week 1 of the semester.

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

Virtual Orientation Leaders

During New Student Orientation, current DigiPen students will serve as your Orientation Leaders (OLs). You will 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 you have, and share information that will be valuable during your time at DigiPen.

Year One Guilds

We are excited to announce our Year One Guilds for new incoming students! Think of Year One as part of your DigiPen origin story. Every new student will be assigned to a Guild, which is a small group consisting of students and faculty. These Guilds will meet monthly on Microsoft Teams and become your first peer network, an academic and social support system, and a go-to community you can rely on when you have questions. Your Guild assignment doesn’t depend on your major – you’ll meet people with different interests, but you will all share the common goal of succeeding at DigiPen. Each Guild will have a faculty mentor and an upper-class DigiPen student to help facilitate community building as you navigate your Year One at DigiPen.

Parent and Family Orientation

Save the date for these important online sessions during Welcome Week, designed specifically for families and parents! You can find the Zoom registration links in the Online New Student Orientation, or listed below. Download the Zoom application to any device you’d like to use to access these sessions.

Financial Aid and Accounting

  • August 25, 2020
  • 3:00 p.m. PDT

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DigiPen Housing

  • August 26, 2020
  • 11:00 a.m. PDT

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Student Affairs Session 1

Both sessions will cover the same material.

  • August 27, 2020
  • 12:00 p.m. PDT

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Student Affairs Session 2

Both sessions will cover the same material.

  • August 27, 2020
  • 3:00 p.m. PDT

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