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Program Policies and Fees

Orientation is the first step of your education at NIU. The expectation is that you take advantage of the opportunity orientation presents to learn how to be successful at NIU. Failure to attend or participate in any parts of orientation can jeopardize proper academic advising and enrollment.

All new students are required to attend all program components of their orientation program in order to register for classes.


Smoke Free

Illinois State Law prohibits smoking in all campus locations, buildings and residence halls. Students violating this law will be referred to the Student Conduct Office and/or the University Police Department. For more information, please visit niu.edu/smokefree/.


Late Policy or Missing Portions of the Program

Students must arrive to orientation on time. If students show up late, they will be asked to reschedule their orientation program.

Failure to attend or participate in any parts of orientation can jeopardize proper academic advising and enrollment.


Assistance Needed During Orientation

Any Orientation Program participant(s) in need of special assistance due to a permanent or temporary disability, which may require advance arrangements, please contact Orientation & Family Connections (815-753-1535 or orientation@niu.edu) at least 2 weeks prior to the registered session date to request assistance.


Confirmation and Orientation Fees

Program Type
(student or family)
Length Fee Per Person Meals Included Parking Included in Fee
Transfer Student (Spring program) 1 day $85 None Yes
Transfer Family 
(Spring program)
1 day None None Yes
Transfer Student
(April program)
1 day $85
 
None Yes
Transfer Family
(April program)
1 day None None Yes
Transfer Student
(Summer/Fall program)
1 day $85 None Yes
Transfer Family
(Summer/Fall program)
1 day None None Yes

Billing and Payment

  • Students need to pay the full amount of the confirmation fee to reserve your spot at NIU and to make your orientation reservation.
  • If you have any questions regarding the confirmation fee, please contact Orientation & Family Connections at 815-753-1535.).

Reservation Modification & Cancellation Policy

  • Check-in for orientation is required and students need to be on time. You are expected to arrive at orientation on time. Please plan accordingly.
  • If you are going to be late you will have to reschedule. Please call us at 815-753-1535 to reschedule. All information shared at orientation is critical for your success at NIU. You cannot miss any portion of the program.

Withdrawing Admissions & Cancelling Orientation Reservation

  • If you decide to not attend NIU after signing up for an orientation session, please contact us at orientation@niu.edu to cancel.
  • The confirmation fee is nonrefundable. Please be certain of your decision to attend NIU before paying the confirmation fee and making your orientation reservation.

Questions Regarding Policies & Fees

Contact Orientation & Family Connections at 815-753-1535 or orientation@niu.edu.