About the Office

The Office of New Student Programs (NSP) was created in the fall of 1993 to help new students find success at Radford University.  Starting in 1979 with Quest, Radford University’s new student orientation program, New Student Programs has expanded its outreach programs to include UNIV 100 and UNIV 150.  UNIV 100 is our one-credit transition course while UNIV 150 is our one-credit course for students on Academic Probation.

We have always been deeply involved in Radford University’s retention efforts.  These efforts included a three year consulting partnership with Ruffalo Noel-Levitz (2013-2016) concerning student achievement.  NSP has also delivered our New Student Convocation for the past two years and assisted with many other student success related initiatives.

One of the side benefits of our work with new students is the selection, training, and supervision of hundreds of outstanding student leaders.  From Quest Assistants to Peer Instructors, Parent Orientation Guides to Peer Mentors, New Student Programs has served as a home for many student leaders who assist us in helping new students find success here at Radford University!