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 Series, Common Read and mentoring
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.