New Student Seminar (NSSR)

Students Move In

NSSR 101 options


Clint Melton
Coordinator of New Student
Seminar/Special Projects
Adjunct Instructor

Location GH 1845
Email NSSR
Phone (434) 592-4355




General Information

Get Prepared

Students would benefit from viewing the following tutorials located in Course Content under Additional Tutorials in their Blackboard NSSR 101 course:

  1. How to register and use course "Clickers" in classes
  2. How to use ASIST
  3. How to use Blackboard
  4. How to complete Financial Check-In

Information for NSSR 101

NSSR 101 is a graduation requirement. This online course is designed to help students transition into Liberty University by providing helpful resources, tools, policies, and technology that are here as an aid in your time at Liberty

NSSR 101 provides students with an opportunity to connect with various department faculty, staff and your peers

Required for All New Students

All new students (both transfer students and freshmen), regardless of hours transferred in, credit earned through dual enrollment, CLEP exams passed or AP credit earned

NSSR 101 Includes:

  • 5 presentations
  • 5 quizzes with 5 questions on each
  • Each quiz can be taken multiple times until a score of 100% is achieved
  • Each section of NSSR 101 has an instructor assigned to assist and provide helpful information

Access and Due Dates

  • All new students are auto enrolled into a section of NSSR 101 upon acceptance 
  • Access to NSSR 101 begins when you see the class added to Blackboard, which is typically on the day of spring, summer or fall orientation
  • The course is due two weeks after you have attended a spring, summer or fall orientation.  The actual due date will be listed in the announcements of your section of NSSR 101

Options if you do not pass NSSR 101:

  • Students are required to pass NSSR 101 within their first two semesters of being accepted to Liberty University
  • Students are auto-enrolled into a section of NSSR 101 the second semester if it is not passed during their first attempt.  A make-up assignment will be required if not passed by the second semester
  • The make-up assignment for NSSR 101, is to submit a five page paper, which should provide a template for a freshmen to succeed at Liberty University.  The content in the paper should include policies, helpful resources, areas to get involved, spiritual emphasis, and something relevant that would help a new student transition into Liberty University  
  • It must be in APA format and use proper punctuation, grammar, and spelling or it will be returned for changes.  Once this written component is satisfied, the Registrar’s Office will be notified to update the grade to a “P”, which would complete this graduation requirement.  
  • Papers are to be submitted to NSSR prior to graduation