Orientation is required for all admitted students. You'll meet other students, learn about campus offices and resources, and register for classes. There are important tasks that you are required to complete prior to your Orientation date. Learn more about how to prepare for Orientation.
|Register for Orientation||View Orientation Dates|
Your Orientation experience is comprised of three parts:
Prior to your Orientation date, start your Pre-Orientation Program (POP), a self-guided online module that you complete at your own pace. You'll access POP through your Next Steps Portal, and we'll send you an email when it's time to get started.
Choose in person or virtual:
Registration is required, and dates fill up quickly. Register as soon as you are able to.
Your Post-Orientation Program (or as we like to call it, POP 2.0) is a self-guided module that you'll complete after attending your Orientation date. Watch your NIU email for information about accessing and completing POP 2.0.
Orientation dates for students beginning classes in Spring 2024 are listed below. We recommend registering for the earliest date you can.
|Friday, Nov. 17, 2023||In person|
|Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023||Virtual|
|Friday, Dec. 8, 2023||Virtual|
|Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023||In person|
Orientation dates for students beginning classes in Summer or Fall 2024 are listed below. We recommend registering for the earliest date you can.
|Wednesday, April 10, 2024||In person|
|Wednesday, April 17, 2024||Virtual|
|Friday, April 19, 2024||In person|
|Tuesday, April 23, 2024||In person|
|Friday, June 14, 2024||In person|
|Monday, June 17, 2024||Virtual|
|Wednesday, July 10, 2024||In person|
|Tuesday, July 16, 2024||Virtual|
|Friday, Aug. 2, 2024||In person|