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Spring Transfer Orientation

Things to Know About Orientation

  • Attendance at a complete orientation program is mandatory, partial attendance does not fulfill your requirement.
  • You must pay your confirmation fee of $85 in order to confirm your admission to NIU and to make an orientation reservation.
  • Orientation is when you meet with your advisor and register for classes. You can’t register for classes without attending orientation first.

What To Expect

  • 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, both physical and online
  • 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

Academic Advising

Still planning to enroll at NIU this spring? You'll need to contact your major college to set-up an advising appointment. For any general questions, please contact us at 815-753-1535.
  • College of Business: 815-753-1325
  • College of Education: 815-753-8352
  • College of Engineering and Engineering Technology: 815-753-3130
  • College of Health and Human Sciences: 815-753-1891
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 815-753-0114
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts: 815-753-1635
  • Academic Advising Center (undecided-any college): 815-753-2573