New Student Orientation


Fall 2018 New International Student Orientation

All new international students are required to attend orientation. Please plan your arrival at NIU accordingly.

Orientation will be held Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24, 2018. August 20 is the first day of orientation. Check-in begins 8:30 a.m. at the Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. You will get the full orientation schedule in your welcome packet.

If you missed the first day of orientation, please come to our office to get your welcome packet and orientation schedule.

Orientation is designed to help with your transition to NIU and provide you with valuable information for your success. During orientation week, you’ll:

  • Complete check-in documentation with our office. Bring immigration documents – passport, I-20, I-94 arrival form.
  • Meet with your advisor and register for classes
  • Understand your academic expectations, graduation requirements and responsibilities
  • Meet and begin to build a relationship with your academic advisor
  • Begin to learn about the tools and resources designed to help you be successful
  • Become familiar with the campus environment
  • Identify how you want to get engaged and involved at NIU
  • Increase your awareness of resources and strategies for success
  • Learn what it means to be an NIU Huskie—a member of an inclusive community

Please complete and submit the registration form below to let us know you are attending the International Student Orientation.

Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you to the Huskie family soon!