AY 21-22 Incoming Student Orientation

Welcome to National Defense University Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022. 

In the current COVID-19 environment, NDU in-processing and orientation activities will be a mix of in-person and virtual activities. Our number one priority is your -- and our workforce’s -- health and safety. 

Regardless of format, all presentations are mandatory. Make arrangements with your College if you will miss a live presentation. Links to University-level Orientation briefing slides are provided below: 

More detailed orientation schedules for the individual Colleges are at the following links:

Some physical material transfers are still required; consequently, on-campus events are scheduled by each College and designed to meet current COVID restrictions. Please review your College’s orientation schedule above for further information. If your personal situation prevents a physical trip to campus, or if you have any concerns or questions, please contact your College’s orientation POC via the email/phone number above.

The information contained within this website may change as we continue to update preparations for the start of AY 21-22.  Please continue to monitor this website on a regular basis.    

UPDATE (8/15): A LiveStream recording of the entire Orientation can be viewed HERE.

UPDATE (8/15):  A LiveStream recording of the Health and Fitness Brief can be viewed HERE.

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