UNIV 201

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.

Course Information

Class # Section Day Time Room* Educator(s)
2347 P1 Monday, Wednesday 11-11:50 a.m. McMurry 308 Jac Cooper
2352 P3 Monday, Wednesday Noon-12:50 p.m. DuSable 252 Angela Bross
2355 P4 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30-1:20 p.m. Psychology/Computer Science 251 Tedra Mewhirter
2346 P5 Monday, Wednesday 10-10:50 a.m. Graham 339 Tedra Mewhirter
2378 P6 Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:20 a.m. McMurry 308 Jeff Salmon
2399 P8 Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-4:20 p.m. DuSable 400 Ronald Smith
2400 P9 Tuesday, Thursday 2-2:50 p.m. McMurry 209 TBA
2403 P10 Tuesday, Thursday 11-11:50 a.m. Visual Arts Building 103 TBA

*Locations are subject to change


  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.

Contact Us

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