New to the Nest

New to the Nest Orientation Fall 2024 | Available June 5 – July 31

An online course designed to provide you with important information on academic life, policies, support services, how to get involved, campus community expectations, and more!

  • Log on to Canvas: Go to and search for the Canvas link to access. Join our Orientation community and complete!
  • You are required to complete this Canvas course July 31.
  • The completion of this course is mandatory for all new students*
    • *Students who are matriculated in a fully online undergraduate program are exempt from this requirement.

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

New to the Nest is our Fall 2024 new student Canvas course. It will open in June and must be completed by July 31.

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 Orientation Fall 2024.”

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.