Welcome to PLNU - New Student Orientation 2017
Fall NSO Dates are August 25 & 26, 2017
Click here to download the PLNU New Student Orientation App with full and interactive schedule of events.
Welcome to Point Loma Nazarene University
When you drive onto campus Friday, August 25, you will enter as a PLNU student. This is the beginning of a whole new chapter of your life. The days ahead will challenge you to learn and grow beyond what you can now imagine.
You are joining a community that is deeply committed to your success. As a university, we value your intellectual growth. You will also discover multiple opportunities to grow spiritually – in relationships and roles of leadership – and there will definitely be plenty of opportunities to have fun. You will be challenged here, and we commit to support your growth as a whole person.
The PLNU experience is not for everyone. We have found that you are most likely to be successful when you:
› Understand and embrace our mission, which we summarize as “To Teach, To Shape, and To Send.”
› Understand and embrace the values which govern relationships within our community (see www.pointloma.edu/studenthandbook).
› Bring a parent or significant adult and participate in New Student Orientation.
› Attend class and complete assignments consistently.
› Commit to at least one consistent activity outside the classroom, such as a student ministry or club.
› Keep the goal of graduation always in sight.
Your personal to-do list for the summer includes: keep this New Student Orientation guide handy and refer to it often; register for New Student Orientation; take the Strengths Finder assessment; and take the Math Placement Test. Once you complete these important items, you will be ready to join other Sea Lions at New Student Orientation on August 25, 2017.
I eagerly anticipate your arrival.
Caye Barton Smith, Psy.D.
Vice President for Student Development
PLNU New Student Orientation App
Check out our NSO App and stay connected with the latest schedule updates, maps, and session information.