Transfer Student Orientation

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All new transfer students attend the one-day orientation program. During the program, you'll be introduced to numerous academic opportunities and support services. You'll also meet your advisor and register for classes.

You'll be allowed to attend only the orientation programs that are available to you via the MyNIU system. Advising for some majors and colleges is not available for all programs. Orientation programs do fill quickly and space is limited—so register today! Please note, we do not have a waitlist for orientation programs.

If you've changed your major since you've applied to NIU, please make sure you fill out a change your major form. After you submit your form, you'll receive confirmation of this change within 48 hours.

Please note: Depending on your orientation date, you may not be able to register for classes at your orientation program. Make sure to check your enrollment appointment in your MyNIU student center.

Spring Orientation

Orientation program for students starting at NIU in the spring 2020 semester.

Session Date
1 Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
2 Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
3 Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
4 Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
5 Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

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Summer/Fall Orientation

Orientation program for students starting at NIU in the summer or fall 2020 semesters.

Session Date
1 Thursday, April 9, 2020
2 Friday, April 17, 2020
3 Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4 Friday, June 12, 2020
5 Wednesday, June 17, 2020
6 Monday, June 22, 2020
7 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (no College of Visual and Performing Arts advising)
8 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (no College of Education advising)
9 Friday, July 31, 2020
10 Wednesday, August 5, 2020
11 Monday, August 10

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Orientation and First Year Programs
Altgeld Hall 100
DeKalb, IL 60115

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