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 THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER).
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 16, 2022.||
|Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Online programs/Regional Campus)||
|Friday, August 19, 2022
from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm (Doctoral & Specialist)
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Master's programs)
|Wednesday, June 15 at Noon||A Quick Introduction to Technology (at NSU) LINK|
|Wednesday, June 29 at Noon||Naked History (NSU) LINK|
|Wednesday, July 6 at Noon||Campus Life, Student Organizations, and Local Know-how LINK|
|Wednesday, July 20 at Noon||Meet Your Support Team LINK|
|Wednesday, August 3 at Noon||Professional Expectations | Faculty & Staff Panel LINK|
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.
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