Saluqi Orientation

Welcome home, Saluqis! As you prepare to embark on a new journey at Southwest, orientation will equip you with the tools you need to walk the path towards student success. You will not have to do this alone. We are here to help you navigate this process every step of the way.

During orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and student leaders, learn about our many student support services, meet your professional academic advisor (PAA), and register for classes.

We encourage all new students to register for orientation, known as New Student Orientation (NSO), which takes place on campus. For those unable to attend in person, we offer NSO Online which can be found in your PAWS online learning portal.

Let’s get started! The first step is to complete Saluqi Knowledge, a pre-orientation online session required of all new students. Click the Saluqi Knowledge icon below. Once you complete the Saluqi Knowledge session, you will have the option to register for NSO on-campus or complete NSO online.

Did you know that Pre-Orientation is available? Accessing it is easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Login to your My.Southwest Portal
  2. Go to PAWS and click on the waffle menu (nine small boxes) at the top right
  3. In the course listings drop-down, select "PART-ONE – Pre Orientation Saluqi Knowledge"
  4. Complete that course and you’re well on your way to becoming a Saluqi!

New Student Orientation can be done in the comfort of your home! Once you’ve completed Saluqi Knowledge, you can now register for online New Student Orientation. Watch the video on how to register for NSO online and setting up an appointment for advising!