Transfer Student Orientation

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Our 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 connected with support services on campus, meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. See our orientation checklist to get started.

What to Know About Orientation

Our orientation program is required for all admitted students. It will help you discover what it means to be a Huskie. You'll connect to helpful resources, engage with departments essential to your success and more. You must register for an orientation date and complete some tasks in advance.

Your orientation experience will include:

  • Pre-orientation Program (POP): A self-guided online module you must complete before your orientation date. You'll receive information on POP after you register for an orientation date.
  • Informational sessions: Large group sessions will help to connect you with campus departments that will assist you in your transition to NIU. You’ll learn about services offered and how to make sure you have access to the supports that will help you be successful at NIU.
  • Advising appointment: A meeting with your advisor on your orientation date to prepare to register for classes. Post-Orientation Program (POP 2.0): A self-guided module that will help you learn more about how to get involved and engaged on campus to make the most of your time at NIU.

Stay on track with our orientation checklist. If you have any questions, try checking the orientation FAQ.

How to register

Orientation Dates

Orientation dates fill quickly, so register as soon as possible. Please note that we do not have a waitlist.

Date Start Term
Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 Spring 2022
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 Spring 2022
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 Spring 2022
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 Spring 2022
Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 Spring 2022
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 Spring 2022
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 Spring 2022

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

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