New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required program for all first-time degree or certificate-seeking as well as transfer students. In order to participate in New Student Orientation, you must complete an Owens Application within the last year and sign up online for the NSO session that fits your schedule. Students may also have the option to complete orientation online through their Ozone. Students have the opportunity to take the placement test during New Student Orientation.

How to prepare for NSO:

  • Bring a copy of your photo identification
  • Know your 9-digit Owens College ID number (OCID)
  • Know your Ozone username and password

You can sign up for New Student Orientation through the Owens website at  For questions, contact the New Student Orientation staff at (567) 661-7777.