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Coyote Orientation Registration Events

In addition to online orientation, you can now attend a CORE Live! Event online. More information is below.

All students new to CSN (including transfer students) must complete the new student online orientation.

  • New feature!! New students will now complete their preliminary Academic Advising Workshops right inside the Online Orientation. Once completed, allow 3-5 working days for Academic Advisors to email your course recommendations
  • Health Science majors will be prompted to connect with Health Science Programs for their advising needs after completing the New Student Online Orientation.


Follow these steps to access orientation:

  • Make sure you have validated your CSN student account after receiving your NSHE Student ID
  • Login to GoCSN with your CSN Student username and password
  • Select the New Student Orientation App
  • You will automatically be entered into the orientation platform
  • Complete the entire orientation including the post assessment survey
  • Only full completion of the online orientation will complete your Orientation Checklist item to meet your New Student First Steps orientation requirement
  • Save or print your Orientation Completion Certificate for your records

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The Office of First Year Experience & Student Success Initiatives introduces a live virtual alternative to in-person CORE sessions.  At CORE Live! Events you will connect with the CSN community, learn about the many resources and support services CSN has to offer, and meet faculty, staff, and services in our live Virtual Resource Fair.

The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) & Student Success Initiatives welcomes you to the College of Southern Nevada. Your next step to becoming a Coyote is to participate in orientation. Orientation is an important part of the new student First Steps requirements and is required for all incoming first-time in college studentsCompletion of the new Student Online Orientation meets First Steps orientation requirements, one of the three important steps to remove the New Students First Steps Hold on your MyCSN account.

As a result of completing orientation, our goals are for students to experience the following learning outcomes:

  • Develop a value for the importance of community within CSN
  • Enhance knowledge of career paths, degrees, and student success
  • Cultivate awareness and exposure to CSN campus resources
  • Communicate students’ rights and responsibilities
  • Understand where and when to obtain academic advising help
  • Enhance knowledge of student activities, student leadership and service-learning opportunities
  • Complete the first steps enrollment process

Orientation will help answer questions that are common to new students, introduce you to student resources and services, connect you with faculty, staff, and other students, and put you on the path to a successful transition to CSN and college life. At CSN, we have a two-part process for orientation.

Part 1. Complete the required new student online orientation. You can access the New Student Online Orientation link in the box above or below the picture to begin the orientation.

Part 2. Attend an optional but recommended live online CORE Live! Event using the Microsoft Teams applictation. Reminder, you must activate your CSN student email account located in GoCSN in order to download the appropriate Microsoft Teams Application to participate in CORE Live! Events. These sessions are highly recommended and will elevate your orientation experience at CSN.