New Student Orientation (NSO)

Whether it’s your first time in college, you’re transferring, or you’re returning to the Alamo Colleges District after more than one year away, attending NSO will help you be successful at Palo Alto College. This mandatory session includes information about campus resources, a campus tour, and a session with your assigned academic advisor to plan and register for your first semester of classes. 

NSO Dates for the Spring 2019 semester

Date Time Note

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

1–5 p.m.
(Check in at 12 p.m.)

16-week and Flex I

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

5:30–8:30 p.m.
(Check in at 5 p.m.)

16-week and Flex I; designed specifically for adult students

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
(Check in at 8 a.m.)

16-week and Flex I

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
(Check in at 8 a.m.)

 16-week and Flex I

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
(Check in at 8 a.m.)

Start II and Flex II


Register for NSO today online or by visiting us in the Welcome Center (Palomino Center, Room 103). 

Register Online


Contact Information

Welcome Center

Location: Palomino Center, Room 103

Phone: 210-486-3100