Register for Orientation!
Summer Orientation (i.e. starting classes in August 2023)
- June 5th - 7th (Monday -Wednesday)
- June 12th - 14th (Monday - Wednesday)
- June 19th - 21st (Monday - Wednesday)
- June 26th - 28th (Monday - Wednesday)
- July 5th - 7th (Wednesday - Friday)
*All Freshman sessions are in-person.
- June 2nd (in-person)
- Online Orientation (ongoing)
- June 16th (in-person)
- Online Orientation (ongoing)
First-Year Freshman SAMPLE Schedule
First-Year Freshman - Family/Guest SAMPLE Schedule
*Do NOT use your high school email when registering! Please note: High school emails are deactivated when a student graduates. Please provide an email address you will be able to access after graduation.*
If you have any questions about Orientation, please contact us at (906) 227-1707, or email@example.com.
Office hours are:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Still have questions?? Visit our YouTube page to check out our Informational Video Library!
The First Year Student Orientation caters to students new to any university and transfer students with under 12 credits. The First Year Student Program focuses on how to become a successful student at NMU. The program spends considerable time covering the different academic and social aspects of the university. Students will prepare for the start of the first semester through sessions that cover topics like academic planning, course scheduling, financial resources, and getting involved.
The Transfer Student Orientation understands that transfer students, those with 12+ post-high school credits, already have a good grasp on the college experience. The Transfer Student Orientation provides the information necessary for transfer students to transition to a brand new university. Transfer students will hear from relevant departments, and will interact with their individual academic programs for advising and course selection.
Commuter, Non-Traditional, and Veteran Students
For Commuter Students (students living within 60 miles), Non-Traditional students (students over the age of 24), and Veteran students the college experience can be a little different. Commuter, Non-Traditional, and Veteran Orientation provides students with the opportunity to learn about the integral departments across campus and time to prepare for their first semester.
Global Campus Students
The Global Campus Student Orientation is for all Online and Distance Learners. The Global Student Orientation provides all the information a new online student would need to start their experience at NMU. Global Students will receive all of the information a new or transfer student would receive, except catered towards the Online experience.
Northern Michigan University is excited to share this time with you. We know some of you have a lot of questions, or just want to know more about the opportunities and resources available to your student during their time at NMU. Our in-person family/guest orientation includes important information about your students' transition to college as well as information about financial aid, residence hall payments and options, health insurance, student rights and responsibilities, and more.
All family/guest orientation information can be found on our Family/Guest page. Check out our virtual family/guest orientation playlist of videos on NMU's YouTube channel from key departments on campus to share information.