New Student Orientation (NSO) provides students information on how to succeed at Owens. It is a required program for all first-time certificate or degree seeking students who are new to Owens and have less than nine (9) successfully completed transfer hours on file with Owens. Visit www.owens.edu/nso or call (567) 661-2299 to schedule your session. Distance education (E-learning) students can take the new student orientation online through their Blackboard account. Contact the NSO hotline at 567-661-2299 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking the Online NSO.