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Welcome to First- and Second-Year Experience

First- and Second-Year Experience helps freshman, sophomore, and transfer students by implementing and supporting programming that ensures student academic, personal, social and career success.

NIU offers a one-credit, 11-week course designed specifically for you. 

Gain: An insider’s knowledge of NIU that will help you succeed; A better GPA and an on-schedule graduation; Connections with faculty, staff and new friends.

Sign up: Enroll for UNIV 101 (for freshmen) or UNIV 201 (for transfers) in MyNIU along with your other courses.