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New Student Orientation, Fall

Welcome to PLNU!

PLNU will host New Student Orientation (NSO) 2020 from August 1-16, 2020 with virtual, live-streamed, and in-person components. New students will be able to move into their residence halls on August 13-15, 2020 at their assigned move-in time, which will be sent out to each student's PLNU email address.

On July 1, 2020 the PLNU App will be available to download! Hosted in the app you'll be able to learn more about your academic department, resources on campus, and the culture of PLNU. It can also help you stay up-to-date with the NSO schedule, event locations, and important information.

Collage of experiences during NSO


The NSO New Student Guide provides students and parents with more details about the weekend’s events, campus resources, department information, frequently asked questions, and more. Check back soon to see the guide.

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. You can also view the content without downloading.

2020 NSO PLNU app will be available July 1.

Check-In Day/Move-In

All new residential students will be assigned a move-in day and time. Move-in is between August 13-15 from 8 a.m - 5 p.m. Notifications of your assigned move in time will be via PLNU email. We will be observing all relevant CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Parents and Guests

No registration is required.

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.

Transfer Student Orientation

See PLNU app for details.

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 by July 1 or as soon as possible.

NSO 2019

Download the App

Don't forget to download the PLNU app! It can help you stay up-to-date with the schedule, event locations, and important information throughout your NSO experience.

2020 NSO PLNU app will be available in July 1. 

Contact Us

New Student Orientation
(619) 849-2644