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 partner with areas across the university to deliver orientation programs for first year and transfer students that set up our new Huskies for a successful career at NIU.
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 Series, Common Read, student-faculty mentoring and transfer mentoring.