Welcome to NIU!

Congratulations! We are excited that you have chosen to attend NIU and look forward to meeting you at orientation. Attending orientation plays an important role in your transition to NIU.

Orientation is designed to be your first step towards student success at NIU. The one day orientation program is designed to introduce you to the many academic and support services. During orientation, you’ll also meet with your advisor and register for classes.

How to Register for Orientation

Register early because sessions fill quickly! Questions? See links under "Important Orientation Information".

If you or a parent/guest needs special assistance due to a disability, please call us at 815-753-1535 or e-mail at orientation@niu.edu.

Freshman Online reservation     Transfer Online reservation     Reenter Online reservation

E-mail orientation@niu.edu for instructions on how to mail in your reservation form.

Important Orientation Information