Welcome to the Huskie Family!

Congratulations on being admitted to NIU! Choosing where you go to college is a life-changing decision, and we're confident that NIU is the right school for you. Follow these important steps to make your transition to NIU an easy one.

1. Confirm Your Intent to Enroll and Pay Your Enrollment Fee

Visit MyNIU

2. Register for Online Orientation

Freshmen | Transfer

3. Sign up for Housing and Choose Your Room

Visit the Housing Website

New Student Orientation

Orientation sets you up for success and welcomes you to the pack as a new student. Review the timeline below, and get ready to declare yourself an official Huskie!

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    Step 1

    You must confirm your intent to enroll in MyNIU. When you confirm your intent to enroll, you'll be charged your Enrollment Fee, which secures your spot at NIU, provides access to enroll in first semester courses and covers the costs of the orientation experience and Week of Welcome.

    Learn more about navigating MyNIU.

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    Step 2

    Pay your Enrollment Fee. You must pay your fee before you can register for orientation.

    • First-year enrollment fee is $155
    • Transfer enrollment fee is $85
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    Step 3

    Register for Orientation in MyNIU. All new students must participate in orientation prior to enrolling in classes at NIU. Orientation is your first step toward student success at NIU.

Get Started with Orientation 

Visit Orientation and First Year Programs to learn more. 
Questions? Email orientation@niu.edu so we can help!

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