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Do I have to attend both a Signing Day and New Student Orientation?

Yes. We have designed these events to build on one another. We try not to duplicate sessions or information at the events, as each event has a specific mission.

The intention of Signing Day is to tackle all the business you need to take care of before August 1. Things like accepting your financial aid, understanding how to pay your bill, ordering your books, reviewing your class schedule, etc. If you do not have these things taken care of before August, you will not be prepared to attend CSC.

The intention of New Student Orientation is to allow you to move into your residence hall and acclimate to Eagle campus life—it is a time for us to welcome you into our Eagle family. There are important informational sessions to prepare you for the expectations we have of Eagle students in the classroom and the campus community, in addition to fun, social activities.

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How do I register for Signing Day and NSO?

You will register for BOTH events when you complete the Ready to Register form. You must have submitted your ACT/SAT scores and/or college transcripts before you will be given the option to register. Once you have submitted the required documents, the Ready to Register form is added to your MyCSC To Do list. Complete the form to register for both events.

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Why do I already have a class schedule?

Students are enrolled based on completion of the Ready to Register form. One of the most important sessions during Signing Day is to meet with your advisor to make changes to your schedule, if necessary. This is also a time to find out more about the department and the courses you will take within your major during your time at CSC. We pre-build your course schedule because it saves time at the event (rather than starting from scratch) and because we want to enroll you as soon as we are able to maximize course availability. Usually, you will see a course schedule about a week or so after completing the Ready to Register form.

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What if I can’t make it to a Signing Day event or registration was closed?

We understand, life happens. You may live too far from campus to make multiple trips or may have other obligations that prevent you from attending a scheduled event. OR, you were late in completing the Ready to Register form and registration was closed for the events. If that is the case, we can schedule a one-on-one session with you on another date or make other arrangements. Please contact the START Office for assistance at

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Should my parents/guardians attend?

Absolutely! There are sessions designed specifically for parents/guests at both Signing Day and NSO, and we encourage their attendance at both events. (Besides, they are usually good help when you move-in to your room at NSO!)

When you complete the Ready to Register form, you will have the option to register guests to attend New Student Orientation with you. We do not require that you register guests for Signing Days.

You are charged a $100 Orientation fee which covers the cost of the Signing Day and New Student Orientation events, in addition to two (2) guests for New Student Orientation. You can register additional guests (over the age of 12) on the Ready to Register form. For each additional guest registered you will be charged an additional $50.

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What about additional guests, siblings, children and/or friends?

You are welcome to bring a total of two guests to NSO, and we would prefer only two for Signing Day as well. The sessions require your full participation and the content of the sessions may not be appropriate for small children.

Signing Day Guests: You do not need to register guests for Signing Day and there is no additional fee for guests at Signing Day.NSO Guests: You can register two guests for NSO, which are covered as part of the $100 Orientation fee assessed to your Fall CSC Bill. You will register these guests on the Ready to Register form. All guests must be pre-registered by AUGUST 1.

Additional NSO Guests: You can register additional guests on the Ready to Register form. You will be charged $50 for each additional guest you register under 12 years of age. All guests must be pre-registered by AUGUST 1.

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When are the Signing Day events?


April 21 | April 28 | May 19 | June 2 | June 30


June 9 | June 23 | July 7 | July 21

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When is NSO, what do we do and how long will it last?

New Student Orientation begins on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. You will have most of the day to check-in for NSO, move into your residence hall and get settled. You can check-in and move-in any time after 8:00 a.m. MST. There will be time to finish any last minute business and a few sessions planned in the afternoon, leading up to a big Welcome and Pep Rally at the football stadium. A meet-and-greet barbeque follows that evening. Friday, August 18th is a full day of important programming, sessions and activities—be ready for a little bit of information overload! You will have a chance to relax at a picnic hosted that evening by CSC’s president. Many faculty and staff will be in attendance too. Registered parents/guests are encouraged to attend events both Thursday and Friday. Activities and events continue throughout the weekend, but are not required. A complete agenda will be available online and will be mailed to you, approximately a month prior to the event.

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If I have specific questions during NSO, will offices be open to assist me?

Hopefully you are able to attend a Signing Day session, so many of your questions will have already been answered before you arrive at New Student Orientation. For last minute business during NSO, our One-Stop Student Services will be open in the Student Center on Thursday. Financial Aid, Parking Passes, Veteran’s Affairs and Student ID’s will be available for most of the day. Advising and registration services are also provided to students needing to make schedule changes. On Friday, Student Services return to their regular campus office locations and office hours (7:30 – 4:30 MST). The Business Office will be open both days from 8:00 – 4:00 MST to take payments.

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What should I do prior to arriving on campus?

  1. Make sure you can access and navigate your MyCSC and EagleMail accounts. The only place to view your financial aid, billing statements, class schedule and To Do list, is via your MyCSC account. Information about work-study, online courses and informative emails are sent to your EagleMail account only.
  2. Prior to NSO, contact your roommate to get to know them and decide who is bringing what. Room placement and roommate information is sent to students starting in June. If you have questions or concerns about Housing, please contact them directly at 308-432-6355 or visit the Housing webpage.
  3. Request to join the "Class of 2021" Facebook group to get to know other classmates in your residence hall, major or with similar interests. We will also post important updates and notifications.
  4. Watch your home mailbox. We will send several communications to you and your parents/guests in the mail. It is important that you read everything we send and call us if you have questions.
  5. Have a plan to pay your CSC Fall Bill. Your bill will be generated in July and you must have a plan to pay it by the deadlines as stated by the Business Office.

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What do I need to know about living on campus and when do I found out where I live and who my roommate is?

Housing sends information about living on campus, your room assignment and roommate information over the summer, usually beginning in June. You are encouraged to contact your roommate over the summer and to get to know them before you move-in. If you get the feeling that this may not be the best roommate match, you should let the housing office know right away so they can attempt to find you a new roommate before you move-in. For more information about housing, visit the Housing website.

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What about lodging?

Parents/Guests will need to make off-campus lodging arrangements. You are encouraged to book your lodging early. Also, you may want to consider extending your stay to take advantage of some of the outdoor activities and attractions Chadron has to offer. Check out the Hotel and Community Information tab for more information.

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What is there to do during the evening hours of NSO?

We have activities planned during the evening hours and we promise, they are fun. You are encouraged to attend these events as they are a great way to make friends and get involved in campus programming right away. We will start to send more information about the “fun stuff” planned for NSO as the event approaches.

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Do I need to bring money?

Yes, for a couple of reasons. First, your CSC Fall Bill needs to be paid in full by the end of the second week of classes. It is best to take care of it early. You can either pay online or in person at the Business Office. Check out the Business Office website for payment plan information. You may also need money if you want to check out some of the restaurants and shopping in town, and the Eagle Pride Bookstore will be open for you to purchase books, gifts and CSC apparel.

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