How to Register for Orientation

The remaining orientation sessions for the spring semester are Thursday, January 8 and Friday, January 9. These programs are modified programs of our earlier programs held in November and December.

Our modified January 8 and January 9 programs consist of a short overview of important academic and support services at NIU. Students will also meet with their advisor and register for classes.

Please note:  NIU is closed for the holiday break from December 24-January 4. Orientation & Family Connections will be able to respond to e-mails/calls and confirm your orientation session as soon as possible on or after January 5. 

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

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