Registering for Orientation

You might not be new to college, but you will be new to NIU! That's why we'll give you the best start possible with our orientation program. You can only register for orientation after you’ve confirmed your intent to enroll and paid your enrollment fee. Please read our transfer FAQ before you register.

How to register:

  1. Log in to the NIU Next Steps portal using your NIU email address and password. For help with your NIU email address and password, please see these tips.
  2. Scroll down to the section titled "Register for Orientation" and select "Register Now."
  3. Choose your orientation date.

Once you register, we'll send you an email within 48 hours to confirm your reservation and provide details about next steps. 


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Orientation and First Year Programs
Williston 334
DeKalb, IL 60115

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