Orientation is a period of adjustment and initial exposure for new students at Stanford. Special considerations should be taken with regard to use of alcohol and recruitment for student organizations during this time. Student organizations are not allowed to host events or parties for new students during NSO. Student organizations are not permitted to recruit new members for their organization before the second day of New Student Orientation, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. While recruitment in White Plaza is allowed beginning Wednesday, September 21, no incoming undergraduate student should be offered organization membership or asked to represent a student organization until the conclusion of the New Student Orientation period on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.