Jump Start

New Student Orientation to Community Outreach (NSOCO "nah-so-ko")

Jordan Wildish '14

"NSOCO was a great way to get to know the Salem community through volunteering with other new students."

Potluck in the Park Volunteers
  • Dates: August 16-21, 2014

NSOCO is a great way to make connections as you transition into this exciting time in your life! This program provides students with the opportunity to engage in direct service in the Salem community and Willamette Valley, explore various social justice issues, and meet other new students with similar interests. Caring, fun-loving leaders answer your questions about the first year at Willamette and work to make NSOCO an outstanding experience. A typical day of NSOCO consists of improving the environment, feeding hungry families and reaching out to youth in need. You'll participate in a unique tour of Willamette, get to know Salem better, and share evening social time with the other students in the Jump Start program. The program fee includes all transportation, meals, great accommodations, fun surprises and a souvenir T-shirt. Join us as we build community with each other and the Salem area while living out Willamette University's motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born."