NIU Navigate connects students, advisors and services to promote academic planning and success. It has uses for both students and faculty/staff members.

Navigate is offered as part of NIU's membership in the Educational Advisory Board's Student Success Collaborative, which aims to improve student success, retention and graduation rates on college campuses.

Navigate Student Planner

  • Planner is an alternative to MyNIU's shopping cart.
  • By planning your courses in Navigate Student, you will not have to use MyNIU's shopping cart.

Navigate Planner Resources


Check it out by selecting "Navigate Student via Web" below.

Navigate Student

Download and log in to the Navigate Student app to see all your important tasks in one easy-to-view list. The app can also help you locate campus resources and communicate with your advisor. Watch our Intro to Navigate Student video for an overview of its benefits and how-to-use.

Use your student Z-ID and password to log in. If you need help, contact the NIU Service Desk at 815-753-8100 or

If you have a question or need further assistance, submit a Navigate help form. We'll respond within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

Navigate Student in Apple App Store

Navigate Student in Google Play

Navigate Student via Web

Navigate Staff

Navigate Staff is an online student success management system for advisors, faculty and staff. You can use it to:

  • Identify and prioritize students who could benefit from additional assistance.
  • Initiate conversations with students who may be experiencing academic or personal challenges.
  • Simplify student intervention through campaigns.
  • Issue referrals and early alerts/progress reports to initiate proactive student outreach.

If you're logged in to Microsoft applications (i.e., Outlook) with your A-ID, you should be able to access Navigate Staff. If you need help, submit a Navigate help form.

New to Navigate Staff? Access the new user guide (PDF) for help getting started. 

Access Navigate Staff