We had a complete week of orientation. Yes, a full week from 9-4. Way too long. We had tours of the school, library, labs, computer labs. We had to take a safety test, a math test, and a HIPAA test. We got our IDs, parking permits, lockers. We had a chance to buy books if we wanted. We had a Q & A session with the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th semester students. The faculty talked a ton about how hard NS was and how we would basically have no outside life and to go ahead and tell our loved ones that we love them and see you in two years. (This however has not been my experience after completing one year. Although we were busy, I had plenty of family & my own time). We went over uniforms and policies and procedures. We had people from financial aid come talk to us as well as couseling services, health clinic services, and lots of other things available to us. We palyed some get to know the school and get to know everyone else games with door prizes. TONS of info. That week was kinda a blur. I would say yes bring money for parking permit, ID, books, snacks (we were provided lunch), and anything else that may come along. Other than that I just brought myself and a pen. Good luck and have fun.