Tuesday, January 21- Saturday, January 25

Welcome new students of Hope International University! We are inviting you and your family to come and be a part of the Spring 2014 NSO experience. This is a great opportunity to get everyone prepared for this new and exciting adventure while getting plugged into the campus community. Come and experience what it means to be a part of the Hope family. It all begins 9 a.m. January 21st, with Check-In at the Lawson-Fulton Student Center. We will see you there!

About NSO

NSO exists to help and support new students as they transition into the Hope community. A number of activities and seminars are planned to prepare new students for their experience at Hope by exposing them to educational opportunities, helping them develop quality relationships, and encouraging them to access campus resources. Orientation is also the time for new students to celebrate as they take this next step, receive instruction and guidance as they transition into the Hope community, including academic advisement in preparation for registration, and much more. NSO is a part of the department of Student Affairs which strives to provide holistic support for students to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.

This year our theme is LIVE ROYALLY! We understand that this is a big transition for students (and their families), and with transition can come lots of changes that may sometimes be difficult. However, we also understand and believe that we have a God that is bigger than all of us and He has prepared the way for us. Not only do we want you to live royally as a child of God, but also as you become an HIU Royal! Go Royals!

Spring 2014 New Student Orientation Schedule

  • Please be aware that the family portion of the NSO experience ends Tuesday, January 21st at 3:30pm. 
  • Classes begin on Thursday, January 23rd with NSO activities continuing through Saturday, January 25th.

If you have any questions about New Student Orientation, please contact Kirsten McCormick, Director of Career Services and New Student Orientation at (714) 879-3901 ext. 1696 or by email at nso@hiu.edu.

NSO Updates

Be sure to join us in our Facebook group HIU NSO Fall 2013 to hear the latest and greatest when it comes to NSO programming, campus updates, and how to prepare for your first semester at HIU.  We will look forward to connecting with you!


Check-In for housing will begin at NSO Check-In Tuesday, January 21st, at 9:00am. The Residence Life staff who checks you in will let you know if you need to finalize any paperwork at check-in on Tuesday. You will need to have gone through the entire check-in process in the Lawson-Fulton Student center and be cleared with Student Accounts and Financial aid before being allowed to move into the dorms on Tuesday, January 21st.

If you have not applied for housing yet and are interested, click here to be directed to the housing information page to download and complete a Housing Contract. If you are wondering what to bring, get started by using our Checklist (downloadable PDF form).

If you have any questions about housing please contact Housing at (714) 879-3901 ext. 1643 or by email at housing@hiu.edu.

Community Standards

To learn more about our community expectations and standards please review our Student Handbook.

Check out this highlight video from Fall NSO: