Your health and well-being are the top priorities at NIU and Orientation and First Year Programs. In response to COVID-19, we're adapting our on-campus orientations to a non-face-to-face format. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have recently updated our transfer FAQ webpage in response to these changes.
Read more about NIU's response to COVID-19 and our continuing efforts to keep our campus community safe.
Our virtual orientation program is required for 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.
Your virtual orientation experience will involve of a four-part sequence:
You can sign up for orientation by logging into the MyNIU system. navigating to the Undergraduate Orientation tile on the Student Homepage, selecting your preferred session date and paying a confirmation fee. You will have the option to defer your confirmation fee payment to your first-semester bill, although it will be posted to your student account and available to be paid 24 hours after you register for a 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.
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.
Please note: Depending on your orientation date, you may not be able to register for classes at your orientation program. Be sure to check your enrollment appointment on your MyNIU Student Homepage.Have questions? Check out our FAQ.
Online orientation advising for students starting at NIU in the spring 2021 semester. Fall dates will be added in early October.
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