We are excited to have you join the NSU College of Psychology! Please see below for information about the New Student Orientation schedule, as well as departmental contact information and important links. (NOTE: THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY.)
Your onboarding to the College is very important to us. So we have designed a process that consists of the following sessions:
|Date / Time (Eastern Time)
||Sessions / Topics|
|Complete prior to Tuesday, August 15, 2023.||
|Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm||
|Wed, August 16, 2023 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm||
|Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Online programs/Regional Campus)||
|Wednesday, August 16, 2023
from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm (Doctoral & Specialist)
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Master's programs)
|Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at
|Date||Recommended Pre-Sessions (via Zoom)
|Wed, July 5, 2023||A Quick Introduction to Technology (at NSU)|
|Wed, July 12, 2023||Naked History (NSU)|
|Wed, July 19, 2023||Campus Life, Student Organizations, and Local Know-how|
|Wed, July 26, 2023||Meet Your Support Team|
|Wed, Aug 2, 2023||Professional Expectations | Faculty & Staff Panel|
|Wed, Aug 9, 2023||Meet the Dean and Department Chairpersons|
As a way to formally acknowledge our new doctoral and specialist students as they start their graduate journey with us, the College will be having an induction ceremony during the graduate student orientation. This ceremony is similar to the “white coat ceremony”, which is traditional in many clinical and medical programs.
The induction ceremony will serve as a rite of passage and emphasize the importance of compassionate, collaborative, evidence-based care as incoming students mark their transition from undergraduate to emerging professional.
New students will be asked to commit to self-care and to care for each other, their future clients, and the communities they serve. While advised that training will be tough, they will be surrounded by faculty and others who will serve as their mentors and role models through the completion of their training.
During the ceremony, College of Psychology faculty will present a College of Psychology cardigan to each student. (Due to space restrictions, the ceremony is limited to incoming students.)
To symbolize the start of the academic journey of our master’s students, College of Psychology faculty will be awarding a specially designed lapel pin to each student during the orientation session. This pin is engraved with the following words, “Semper Discentes et Adservientes” which means “Always learning and serving”.
After accepting their College of Psychology lapel pin, students will start their training and accept the responsibility of becoming a competent, compassionate, and ethical professional. The pins will serve as a reminder for students to strive for excellence.
College of Psychology