Register for Orientation!

Admitted for Winter 2022 (i.e. starting classes in January)?

Winter 2022 Orientation Dates:

  • January 5th (Check in) & January 6th (Orientation)
    • This session is open to first time freshman, transfer, commuter, non-traditional, veteran, and exchange students.
  • Online Orientation (ongoing) 

Admitted for Fall 2022 (i.e. starting classes in August)?

First Time Freshmen dates:

  • June 6th - 8th
  • June 13th - 15th
  • June 20th - 22nd
  • June 27th - June 29th
  • July 5th - 7th (Tuesday - Thursday) 


  • June 17th (Friday)


  • June 3rd In-person (Friday)
  • Online Orientation (ongoing)

Global Campus:

  • Online Orientation (ongoing)


*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

Office hours are: 

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00


Still have questions??  Visit our YouTube page to check out our Informational Video Library!

New Freshmen

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. 

Transfer Students

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. 

Transfer students with 12+ post-high school credits will have the opportunity to participate in the Online Transfer Orientation in place of the face-to-face session.  

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 virtual orientation playlist for parents include 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 parent orientation information is provided virtually. Check out our virtual parent orientation playlist of videos on NMU's YouTube channel from key departments on campus to share information.

Contact Information

The Orientation Office is located in 3302 Hedgcock.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Main 906-227-1707

Toll Free 800-682-9797

Fax 906-227-1751