UNIV 201: Transfer Experience

UNIV 201: The Transfer Experience provides an invaluable introduction to NIU. These elective, one-credit, 11-­week courses are designed to help you adjust to NIU, meet fellow incoming students and develop skills necessary to succeed at NIU and beyond.

  • Exploring meaningful campus involvement that fits into your schedule
  • Learning how to use essential online tools such as MyNIU, Blackboard and NIU student email
  • Finding university resources that are specifically important to you
  • Developing a resume and discovering internships and career opportunities
  • Networking with NIU faculty, staff and peers while making new and maintaining existing friendships

Courses have an average class size of 19 students to foster close student interaction. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed.

Enrollment Information

  1. Visit MyNIU to pick a section.
  2. All UNIV 201 sections need a permit number. Call 815-753-0028 or send an email to fsye@niu.edu with your name, Z-ID, your selected section and a phone number where you can be reached.
  3. After getting your permit number, you can enroll in a UNIV 201 course at MyNIU.

If you have any questions or need help signing up, call or email fsye@niu.edu for assistance. 

Open Sections

Class # Section Day Time Location* Educator(s)
4003 0001 Monday, Wednesday 9-9:50 a.m. Dusable Hall 254 TBA
4002 0002 Tuesday, Thursday 2-2:50 p.m. Dusable Hall 254 TBA
4004 0003 Monday, Wednesday 11-11:50 a.m. Wirtz 204 TBA
5876 0004 Tuesday, Thursday 11-11:50 a.m. McMurry Hall 301 TBA

*Locations are subject to change

Contact Us

First- and Second-Year Experience
Altgeld Hall 100
815-753-0711 (fax)