AY 22-23 Incoming Student Orientation

Welcome to National Defense University Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023. 

Please note that masks are required at the Fort McNair campus for Student In-processing (1 Aug), Orientation (2 Aug), and the Electives Fair (10 Aug). Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Masks will be optional for Convocation (2 Aug) if held outdoors, and mandatory if Convocation moves indoors due to inclement weather.


University-level Orientation Schedule (1-3 Aug)

University's Orientation Briefings via Livestream (2 Aug). This event is password protected; each College will provide the password to its students on an as-needed basis. Attendance/viewing of all briefings is mandatory. 

Health and Fitness Briefing via Livestream (3 Aug)

Orientation briefing slide decks, to be referenced as resources, include:  

More detailed orientation schedules for the individual Colleges are at the following links. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact your College’s orientation POC.

Again welcome to National Defense University. We are looking forward to a great year and hope you are too.

ITD Help Desk (0600-1800 M-F)

  • Call 202-685-3824
  • Email: Help-ITD@ndu.edu
  • Visit the Library, or Marshall Hall Room 104