Spring NSO 2015 Information & Schedule

Monday, January 12, 2015

NSO Information

NSO is a great experience designed to help students and parents/guests become acclimated to university life. First you check in – then you check out everything PLNU has to offer you over your years here. Meet new friends and your professors, ask questions, collect information, and explore options. It is our way of welcoming you to the PLNU community.

NSO Parent/Guest Hotel Information

For Hotel information, links, sponsors and more, check out the Hotel Partnerships of PLNU and Visitor's Guide and Sponsors.

Your Major

During NSO, you will meet several times with faculty and students in your academic major area. All students are encouraged to select a major in an area of study they plan to pursue or in which they have an interest even if their choice is tentative. Click here for a list of majors, minors and concentrations.

Student Handbook

PLNU's Student Handbook has been designed to answer questions relating to student life and is a valuable resource as you begin your university experience. Visit Student Handbook and spend some time becoming familiar with PLNU's opportunities and expectations. 

StrengthsQuest 

What Is StrengthsQuest?

Imagine an environment where what is good, right, and healthy about you is identified, encouraged, and fostered to grow. PLNU strives to be such a place by utilizing the StrengthsQuest assessment tool. You will find that this will be used in several key components of your college experience.

How do I take it?

Prior to your arrival, you will have the opportunity to take the StrengthsQuest assessment through your PLNU portal (my.pointloma.edu). For help setting up your portal or finding the assessment, please call (619) 849-2222.

Learning More About Your Strengths

After taking the assessment, you will receive a customized report listing your top five strengths and suggestions on how to productively apply this to your life. This report will help you gain insight on how you can use your strengths to be successful personally and academically as a student at PLNU. Once you arrive on campus, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about your strengths in the Office of Strengths and Vocation through several different programs.

Please visit our website at www.pointloma.edu/Strengths for more information on the assessment tool and to learn more about the other opportunities to explore your strengths. We hope you enjoy taking the assessment and learning more about your strengths!

ZipCar Is Another Option

Great news! PLNU has partnered with ZipCar, a car sharing program. This program allows students, 18 years of age and older, to rent a car to get around San Diego. Visit zipcar.com/plnu to begin the process of membership and once approved you can have access to a ZipCar 24 hours a day for a minimum hourly fee.

Monday, January 12, 2015

8:00-8:30a                         

REGISTRATION

  • Check-in
  • Collect Name Tag
  • Take Photo for ID Cards
  • Housing Coordinator available for questions
  • Admissions Representative available for questions

Location: Nicholson Commons Living Room

8:30-9:00a                                                  

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS, & BREAKFAST

Greetings from the departments of 

  • Student Development
  • Admissions
  • TAG (Transfer Activities Group)
  • Records

Location: Nicholson Commons Main Dining Room

9:00-9:30a

COVENANT & WORSHIP SESSION 

  • Greeting and Introductions
  • Worship 
Location: Nicholson Commons ARC (Bottom Floor)
9:30-9:45a

PLNU SAND TRADITION SERVICE (for students)

Led by ASB President mcKensie Wise

Location: Nicholson Commons Living Room

10:00-11:00p

GET AQUAINTED CAMPUS WALKING TOURS

  • Commuter Student Services
  • Wellness Center
  • Bookstore
  • Academic Support Center
  • Golden Gym
  • Greek Amphitheatre, Colt & Fermanian
  • Mail Services/Reprographics
  • Computer Labs
  • OSV Offices
  • Brown Chapel
  • Records Office
  • Student Financial Services (SFS)

Begin Tour from Nicholson Commons Cunningham Conference Room (ID Cards & Student Financial Services)

11:00a-2:00p

OFFICIAL MOVE-IN TIME 

RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS:

You can pick your keys at the box of your Residence Hall.

COMMUTER STUDENTS:

You can head back to the Commuter Office in the Nicholson Commons on the bottom floor for a presentation on Commuter Services and PLNU. 

2:30-3:30p

MATH PLACEMENT EXAM

Location - Rohr Science 236

5:00-7:00p

ASB WELCOME TO CAMPUS DINNER

Location: Dinner on Grassy Area or Campus Mall
 5:30-9:30p

Women & Men's Basketball Games

Location: Golden Gym