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new students and parents gathered for New Student Orientatiomn at Thomas University


Welcome to the TU family!

All new students are required to participate in the Thomas University New Student Orientation (NSO) program. NSO is offered year-round in an online format to meet our students’ needs and schedules in addition to being offered as a campus-based program at the beginning of every fall semester. NSO is designed to provide important information in a welcoming setting, either from the comfort of your home or office, or here on campus.

NSO provides vital information regarding the many important student features one gains as they become a Night Hawk. Some highlighted features are:

  • using the Student Portal (Hawklink) including student account and financial aid information,
  • understanding Canvas, the online learning site that accompany all courses at TU,
  • review of the numerous Library resources available to Night Hawks on campus or as a distance student.
  • orientation to the TU Honor Code and our expectations for academic integrity,
  • academic support services
  • opportunities for student involvement here at TU.

The Campus-based NSO is required for all undergraduate students, new to TU, taking one or more classes on TU’s Thomasville, GA campus and beginning classes in the Fall semester. This includes transfer students. You must pre-register to attend the Campus-Based NSO. To make sure all attendees get the most out of this experience, there are two different tracks (Student Track and Parent/Guest Track). The Campus-Based NSO is free for new students and $10 per guest. The guest fee is non-refundable and aids in the costs of student and guest orientation publications and materials, breakfast and lunch during the program, and program supplies and resources.

New students attending online or beginning campus-based classes spring or summer semesters are required to complete the Online Orientation.


  • Dual Enrollment high school students do NOT need to attend this orientation.  You will be contacted separately for the dual enrollment orientation.

The Campus-Based NSO for the 2019-2020 year will be held on August 16, 2019. Please complete the registration form below to confirm your attendance. Following completion of this form, please pay the guest fee.

If you need additional information, or for more details, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Life at: 229-226-1621 ext. 1077.

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