Transfer Student Orientation

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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.

What to Know About Orientation

Our virtual 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, learn how to get involved on campus 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.
  • Advising appointment: A virtual meeting with your advisor on your orientation date to prepare for registering for classes.
  • Huskie to Huskie Session: A virtual session on your orientation date to connect you with other Huskies and familiarize you with campus resources.

You'll receive information on POP after you register for an orientation date. Your advisor will contact you within seven days of your orientation date to tell you what time you'll meet. After you meet with your advisor on your orientation date, you'll receive information on the Huskie to Huskie Session.

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
Friday, April 9, 2021 Summer/Fall 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021 Summer/Fall 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Summer/Fall 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Summer/Fall 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Fall 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Fall 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021 Fall 2021
Tuesday, June, 29, 2021 Fall 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Fall 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021 Fall 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021 Fall 2021
Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 Fall 2021
Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 Fall 2021
Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 Fall 2021
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 Fall 2021

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Contact Us

Orientation and First Year Programs
Altgeld Hall 100
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1535
orientation@niu.edu

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