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Congratulations, new Dragons!

To start your journey at DigiPen on the right foot, we would like to invite both undergraduate and graduate students 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.

Please keep checking your email and referring to this page regularly as we make updates to the schedule and information.

Online New Student Orientation

This required web content will give you an overview of the DigiPen student experience and details about campus support services. This is required for all students to access.

You can access the digital portion of orientation by entering our online orientation portal. If this is your first time accessing the online orientation module, choose “Create Account” and enter a username and password. The content includes information about academic advising, tuition and fees, student life at DigiPen, and more!

Make sure you complete these modules at least 72 hours prior to attending your in-person NSO session.

Sexual Violence and Prevention (Title IX) Training

It’s important to complete this session at least 72 hours prior to NSO or before classes begin. This training helps you understand what sexual violence is, the effects that it can have, provides information to help you develop the skills necessary to promote and maintain healthy relationships, to reduce risk, and to support victims of sexual violence. The workshop provides real-life scenarios that help you understand what consent is and is not and how to prevent sexual violence. Visit our training page to complete the session.

On-Campus New Student Orientation

On January 2, 2023, we will be hosting on-campus events that will include opportunities for you to receive your DigiPen badge, get a campus tour, and connect with your incoming cohort members. Attendance at NSO is required for new students, so please mark your calendars!

Orientation Schedule

  • Monday, January 2, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST.
  • Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Guests can help themselves to a light breakfast and coffee.

The day will consist of presentations from various campus groups including:

  • Academics at DigiPen
  • Financial Aid & Accounting
  • Library Services
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Success Advising
  • Information Technology

An optional campus tour for new students who would like to familiarize themselves with the layout of DigiPen’s Redmond campus will be available at the end of the day. Faculty and staff will also be on campus for students to introduce themselves and ask any questions about DigiPen.

After NSO information sessions are completed for the day, new and returning DigiPen students are invited to participate in the kick-off to Welcome Week for the spring 2023 semester!

 Lunch will be provided for all guests during the spring 2023 NSO.

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for this event, contact Student Life in advance at studentaffairs[at]digipen[dot]edu. Please contact us as soon as possible. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

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