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New to the Nest FAQs

What’s New to the NEST and Do I Have to Complete It?

New to the Nest is our summer 2023 Canvas course. It will open in May and must be completed by Friday, July 28.

Learn all there is to know about becoming a new Red Hawk! This Orientation Canvas course will introduce you to helpful offices like the Dean of Students and Red Hawk Central.

Log on to Canvas. The course is labeled: “New to the Nest Summer Orientation 2023.”

What Should I Do if I Open Canvas in My NEST Account, and “New to the NEST” Is Not Listed as an Available Course to Take?

If you have recently claimed your NetID, it may take up to 24-48 hours before you are automatically enrolled into the course. Log into your NEST Account and open Canvas after this waiting period.

If you have already claimed your NetID over 48 hours prior to logging into Canvas, please contact the Orientation Programs office to be added into the course.

Contact the Orientation Programs at or call 973-655-4162.