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Registering for Fall Orientation

How to Register

Registration is now open.

Once you select your orientation date in MyNIU, you'll be asked to pay the confirmation fee, which reserves your spot at NIU and pays for orientation.

To register, log onto your MyNIU account. Once you're there, click on Student Center. You’ll find the “Orientation Sign Up” icon at the bottom of the page.

Cost of Attendance and Paying the Confirmation Fee

All new students must pay the confirmation fee. You must pay the full amount when you confirm your admission to NIU.

All participants are expected to read and agree to the Program Policies and Fees at the time of registering for orientation.

The confirmation fee is nonrefundable, so please be certain of your plans to attend NIU before paying this fee.

Once you’ve selected your orientation date and paid the fee, you’ll receive an email from us within 48 hours confirming your payment and orientation date.  

Overnight Reservation

Staying overnight is a required component of the orientation program for new first-year students. Your confirmation fee covers the costs of your room and a linen packet.

For more information, see Staying Overnight on our website.

Bringing Family Members and Guests?

Family Orientation runs concurrently with the student program. Some sessions are together and other sessions are separate from students.

A few things to remember about attending Family Orientation:

  • Family Orientation is designed for parents and other adult family members. Information presented may not be appropriate for younger siblings or children.
  • There is an additional fee charged to families to participate in Family Orientation. The full fee is applied to each family member, regardless of age of the participant.
  • Family members do not attend the advising portion of the orientation program. Only new students attend this session. Families will have an opportunity to meet with their student’s college prior to the advising portion of the program. 

Register your Family Members and Guests

Students can register family members and guests for orientation through their MyNIU account. Once you’re signed in, go to the Student Center and click on “Orientation Sign-Up” link found at the bottom of the page.

Already registered for orientation? Scroll down to “Family Options” to sign up family members and guests.

Still need to register for orientation? You can register for your orientation and sign up your family at the same time. Fill out “Family Options” to register your family members and guests.

For more information on Family Orientation, see Family Orientation.