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NODA Databank
Description: A triennial compilation of survey information from over 400 colleges and universities. Data on orientation program content and structures, budgets, fees, and staffing patterns are described and analyzed. This is an invaluable tool as you and your institution assess existing programs and plan for the future.

Contact the NODA Association Office for current information about the NODA Databank.

The Journal of College Orientation and Transition (JCOT)
Description: This journal focuses on the trends, practices, research, and development of programs, policies, and activities related to the matriculation, orientation, transition, and retention of college students. Also encouraged are literature reviews, "how-to" articles, innovative initiatives, successful practices, perspectives, and new ideas.

Publishing Information: Published fall and spring

Cost: Electronic version is free for NODA members, $15 per single issue or $30 + S&H per year for non-members.

Ordering Information: For a Single Issue Order, please contact the Association Office 1-866-521-6632. For a One-Year Subscription, please follow this link and select the type of subscription you would like (hard copy or PDF).

NMOO (NODA Member Online Orientation)

Description: NMOO is an online orientation module introducing new NODA members to the Association. The orientation will provide members with information on all NODA can offer and ways to get involved with the Association. Although this is a feature for new members, it would also be a great reference for members as a refresher.

Cost: Free with NODA membership

Go to: You will need your user name and password to view the NODA New Member Orientation.

NODA Review

Description: The monthly newsletter for NODA members. It always includes innovative and successful programming ideas, as well as updates on Association news and services.

Publishing Information: Quarterly

Cost: Included for NODA members

Ordering Information: Members can view issues in the members-only section by logging into the membership portal and navigating to the NODA Review page in the Peer Resources Group.

Orientation Planning Manual

Description: This indispensable resource explores all aspects of orientation, including philosophy, program development, and staff selection and training.

Cost: $15 NODA Members or $30 Non-Members + S&H 
Ordering Information: For orders within the USA, click here. For international (outside the USA) orders, click here.

The Orientation Planning Manual is free to NODA members in PDF format on NODA Connect.

Empowering Parents of First-Year College Students: A Guide for Success

Only available in Spanish

Published jointly by NODA and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, this publication offers practical advice on how parents can help their students make a successful transition to college.

Publishing Information: 2007

Cost: $3.00 each up to 99*, $2.00 ea. in units of 100
*special shipping rates apply

Ordering Information: Order online at or call (800) 775-2518.

Navigating the First College Year
Only available in English

Description: Parents and family members play a critical role in the success of new college students, but those who never attended college or who have been away from it for a while may lack critical information about the purpose, goals, and structure of higher education today. This brief guide offers parents and families an overview of the college experience, especially in the first year, and suggests strategies for helping their students succeed. A glossary of key terms is included. Grounded in the student success research and practice literature, the guide is ideal for use in orientation programs, recruitment events, and family weekends.

Publishing Information: 2014

Cost: $3.00 each up to 99*, $2.00 ea. in units of 100
*special shipping rates apply

Ordering Information: Order online at or call (800) 775-2518.

A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student’s Success
Description: "Supporting Your Student’s Success" describes the transition to college from the perspective of the commuter student and offers guidance to families on helping students navigate the transition to college and succeed.

Publishing Information: 2004

Cost: $3.00 each up to 99*, $2.00 ea. in units of 100
*special shipping rates apply

Ordering Information: Order online at or call (800) 775-2518.

Designing Successful Transitions: A Guide for Orienting Students to College, 3rd Edition
Description: Published jointly with National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition originally in 1993. The third edition was updated and released in 2010. This 16-chapter book has been edited by Jeanine A. Ward-Roof and written by numerous scholars and experts in the field.

Publishing Information: 2010, Monograph #13

Cost: $40

Ordering Information: Order online at www.styluspub.presswarehouse.comor call (800) 775-2518.

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