Orientation and First Year Programs

We're excited to welcome you to campus!

The Office of Orientation and First Year Programs welcomes and introduces new undergraduate students and their family members to the NIU community. We work in partnership across the university to provide a complete picture of the new-Huskie experience.

We also support incoming students throughout their first year as an NIU Huskie. In addition to orientation, our office coordinates Week of Welcome (WOW) and University Experience courses, as well as support programs including the First-Year Success SeriesCommon Read and mentoring

Virtual Orientation

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. In response to COVID-19, NIU established guidelines to Protect the Pack, and we moved orientation completely online. Learn more about first-year student orientation and transfer student orientation

Be sure to check your NIU email account for important updates. Please contact us if you have any questions, or try the first-year FAQ or transfer FAQ

Contact Us

Orientation and First Year Programs
Holmes Student Center 250
DeKalb, IL 60115

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