The Greek at Point Loma Nazarene University

New Student Orientation, Spring

Welcome to PLNU!

We deeply desire that you grow as a whole person during your years here. We trust you will experience an extra measure of God’s grace as you participate in our community. Opportunities to learn, grow, and serve are abundant here. The entire PLNU community is preparing for your arrival.

At New Student Orientation (NSO), you will meet key people, get your ID card, move into your dorm, learn about the culture of PLNU and our COVID-19 guidelines, and much more.

Spring 2022 NSO will take place beginning on January 10th to allow for a healthy and safe move-in. As we get closer to NSO students will be notified via email to select their date and time for move-in. Parents/guests are invited to assist you with move-in.

Transfer Nursing Applicants: PLNU is NOT accepting applications into our 3 year BSN or LVN to BSN Programs for the 2022-2023 school year, and PLNU does not admit Pre-Nursing transfer students.

Schedule - January 10, 2022

Come back closer to NSO for the full schedule to be available.

Check-In Day

To avoid congestion and make the process as smooth as possible, each new student is assigned a time to check in inside Nicholson Commons. Following check-in, residential students will move their belongings into their residential hall rooms. You will receive a color-coded check-in ticket in the mail with an assigned time about two weeks prior to NSO. This ticket will allow you access to campus.

Parents and Guests

All parents and guests must register to attend NSO. Students are allowed to bring two parents/guests at no charge. Parents and guests are invited to join us for the check-in/move-in process.

Point Loma Nazarene University App

Stay up-to-date with the schedule, event locations, and important information throughout your NSO experience by downloading the PLNU app through your iOS or Android App Store. Search for Point Loma Nazarene University. 


Hotel Accommodations

PLNU is pleased to offer a specially reduced rate at a variety of Bartell Hotels in the San Diego area. Rates are based on availability and all appropriate taxes and hotel fees apply. To guarantee a special rate, please book early and ask for the "PLNU rate" at the time the reservation is made. In return, Bartell will donate a percentage of the total room cost to PLNU's university fund benefiting student scholarships. Book online and find additional information about PLNU's partnership with Bartell hotels.

Disability Accommodations

PLNU is dedicated to providing students with disabilities access to the programs, services, and activities of the university, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and Amendment (2008), and by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides reasonable accommodations so otherwise qualified students with disabilities may, as independently as possible, meet the demands of university life.

For accommodation requests, contact the DRC at Please send requests at least four weeks in advance of NSO.

Contact Us

New Student Orientation
(619) 849-2479