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Welcome to Our Huskie Family!

We’re so proud to call you one of our newest Huskies! Now that you're admitted to NIU, choose from the options below for information about your next steps.

Updates for Admitted Students and Families

We understand this is a stressful time for students and families trying to decide on a college without having all the financial aid details yet. The changes and delays with the FAFSA this year have made things more difficult, and we don't want to add more pressure. We'd like to remind you that NIU has a later decision priority deadline than most schools, and this remains true for the Fall 2024 semester. Admitted students have until July 15 to confirm their intent to enroll.

In the meantime, we encourage you to continue taking your next steps as an admitted student to ensure you have a spot at orientation, in on-campus housing and in our classes this fall.  

See our financial aid website for the latest information on financial aid offer distribution. 

We appreciate your patience and can’t wait to welcome you home to NIU this fall!

Key Dates and Deadlines

June 1, 2024:  Deadline to cancel housing contract without penalty
How to sign up for Housing >

June 5 - Aug. 1, 2024: First-Year Student Orientation
How to register for Orientation >

June 14 - Aug. 2, 2024: Transfer Student Orientation
How to register for Orientation >

July 15, 2024: Priority deadline to confirm intent to enroll at NIU for the Fall 2024 semester

Aug. 21-25, 2024: Week of Welcome

Aug. 26, 2024: First Day of Fall Classes

Admitted Student Next Steps Portal

What's Next?

Log in to your Next Steps Portal with your NIU email address to view your personalized next steps.

Join Your Class Facebook Group

Introduce yourself to your fellow Huskies, find a roommate and get tips on preparing for your life as a Huskie. You’ll be a part of this group until you graduate, so join today and start meeting your classmates.

NIU Official Class of 2028 Facebook Group

Transfer2NIU2024 Facebook Group

Share Your Huskie Pride

Facebook Graphics

Download a Facebook cover photo and profile graphics to show #HuskiePride.

Proud Huskie - Black for Profile

NIU GIFs and Stickers

Share your #HuskiePride on social with this NIU-inspired fun!

Yard Signs

Download and print a yard sign to display your Huskie pride at home.

Yard sign - Home of a Huskie

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