Our virtual orientation program is required for all admitted students and will help you discover what it means to be a Huskie. You'll connect to student resources like financial aid, learn how to get involved on campus, meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. See our orientation checklist to get started.
What to Know About Orientation
You will need to confirm your intent to enroll and pay your enrollment fee before you sign up for orientation. Once you’ve paid your fee you’ll be able to sign up for an orientation date.
Sign up for orientation by logging into the MyNIU system, navigating to the Undergraduate Orientation tile in your Student Center, by selecting your preferred session date. Advising for some academic programs is not available for all sessions. Dates do fill quickly — so register today! Please note, we do not have a waitlist.
Your virtual orientation experience will include your Pre-Orientation Program (POP), virtual meetings with an Orientation Leader and your peers during Session 0, and your initial advising and registration appointment with your academic advisor. After registering for an orientation date, you’ll receive an invitation to select when you’d like to complete your Session 0, a required part of the summer virtual orientation experience. Session 0 will give you the opportunity to engage with other new students and get you connected within the Huskie community.
An academic advisor from your college will contact you within the seven days leading up to your registered orientation advising date to provide you with your advising appointment time. You’ll participate in your initial advising appointment and enroll in your first semester courses on your orientation day.
If you've changed your major since you've applied to NIU, please make sure you fill out a change your major form. You'll receive confirmation of this change within 48 hours of submission.