New Student Orientation

Welcome to the NSP Website!

New Student Programs (NSP) Unit in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions is dedicated to supporting new students and their journey to CSI throughout the first-year. The NSP Unit strongly believes that orientation and acclimation to the college and its services are important to new student success and student development. In addition, the NSP Unit manages several initiatives that support student transition to the college, and provides students with the resources they need to navigate the first year of college and beyond.

What We Do

NSP is dedicated to assisting and supporting new students through transitional issues that may occur in the first year of college at CSI. The services include: providing new student (freshman and transfer) orientation programs prior to the beginning of each semester.

The NSP Unit also maintains an Information Center for new and prospective students and coordinates the New Student Mentoring Program, which provides peer-to-peer mentoring on a variety of first-year initiatives, including supporting first year students who are on, or at risk of academic probation. The NSP Unit also coordinates the New Student Orientation Leadership Program, training current CSI students to serve as role models for incoming students during the orientation process.

Contact Information

Sean Walsh

Assistant Director for Orientation

Building (2A), Room 208
Email Sean Walsh

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M - F: 9am - 5pm
Thursdays: 9am - 7pm

Student getting excited about NSO

NSO is an opportunity for students to become engaged with the college community and gain the knowledge necessary for a successful first-year experience.

Students on campus with a "Transfer to CSI" graphic

NSO is a program designed to help transfer students acclimate to their new campus and community. 

Student Preparing for NSO

The mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) is the last step of the enrollment process for students newly admitted to CSI.


Students who enter the college with fewer than six transfer credits from another institution are required to complete the new student orientation degree requirement.


Find answers to the most commonly asked questions by new students regarding CSI’s New Student Orientation.

Students being mentored

The New Student Mentoring Program is a peer-mentoring program that offers assistance and information for students year-round, especially those in their first year.