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    University of Houston
  Jan 21, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]


Policies  > Advising, Orientation, & Enrollment (Registration) > Orientation

New Student Conference

New Students | International Students

New Students

New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all incoming freshmen. Advising and Registration for Transfers (ART) is mandatory for all incoming transfer students and post baccalaureates that are seeking a second bachelor’s degree and are new to the University of Houston. Orientation is designed to acquaint new students with the campus and the many available campus resources that enhance both academic success and personal development. The orientation program focuses on several important areas, including the curriculum, academic advising, college success, scholarships and financial aid, campus activities, student services, student organizations, Cougar Spirit, and campus facilities. Enrollment (registration) for coursework also takes place at orientation. During orientation, new students have an opportunity to interact with upperclassmen, faculty, academic advisors, and university staff members. By attending NSO or ART, new students will be best prepared for the start of the first semester.

Information about orientation is mailed directly to new students who have been admitted to the university. Questions about orientation should be directed to:, or

University of Houston
New Student Orientation
4400 University Drive
Houston, Texas 77204-2023

International Students

In addition to NSO or ART, international students are required to attend check-in and orientation sessions organized by the International Student and Scholar Services Office. For additional information contact:

University of Houston
International Student and Scholar Services Office
302 Student Service Center 1
Houston, TX 77204-3024