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New Student Orientation

Welcome to your guide to New Student Orientation (NSO) at Earlham! As you begin your Earlham journey, our NSO staff are dedicated to helping you get acquainted with the people, places and services that will help you on your path to graduation.

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation will be:

August 14 for international students

• August 17 for domestic students

Make sure you have your calendars marked and know what to expect when arriving on campus.

Learn more about what you need to do before arriving at orientation on our Coutndown to NSO page.

New Student Orientation photos

2023 NSO Welcome Carnival

Welcome Home Carnival

Explore in Box

2023 NSO Move-in


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2023 NSO Hugs & See you soon

Hugs & see you soon

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2023 Lavender Graduation

Class of 2027

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2023 NSO International Student

International student welcome reception

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Getting here?

First things first—let’s get you to campus! Earlham is located on National Road 40, not far from I-70. We are in the Eastern Time Zone.


Richmond is situated near three international airports, including Dayton, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. If you will need transportation from the airport to Earlham, please consider flying into Dayton so you can catch one of our provided shuttles or arrange for a charter van.

If you plan to send baggage and parcels ahead, please send them directly to Earlham College at the following address, labeled with your name:

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374


The package should not weigh more than 70 pounds (or 32 kilograms). Please be sure to include an identification tag on all of your luggage.

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.