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The New Student Orientation Program provides comprehensive programs and services that facilitate the transition of new students to Northern Michigan University prior to the start of classes. All new students to Northern Michigan University are required to attend an orientation session prior to registering for classes. You will need to attend an orientation session to register for winter, summer or fall courses. Guest students who are only attending NMU for the summer semester are not required to attend orientation.

Orientation Dates for 2016

Winter 2016 Orientation Dates:

First Year Student: Wednesday January 6th - Thursday January 7th
Transfer Student: Wednesday January 6th - Thursday January 7th

Winter 2016 Transfer Online: ACTIVE


Future Fall 2016 Orientation Dates:

First Year Student: Monday June 6th - Wednesday June 8th 
First Year Student: Monday June 13th - Wednesday June 15th
First Year Student: Monday June 20th - Wednesday June 22nd
First Year Student: Monday June 27th - Wednesday June 29th
First Year Student: Tuesday July 5th - Thursday July, 7th

Fall 2016 Commuter/Non-Traditional/Veteran Student:  Friday, June 10th

Transfer Student: Friday, June 3rd 
Transfer Student Online: Not Active until mid January 2016



If you would like to register for orientation, please visit the online registration system

Or contact our office at (906) 227-1707
or orient@nmu.edu

You may also register by mail

Registration for orientation is now OPEN

NMU works hard to place students in courses that are appropriate for their skill levels. Some decisions are based on admission data while others are based on test scores. Read the information below to learn more about placement and placement exams. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/orientation/courseplacement">Learn more about the different placement options</a>As students sign up and prepare for orientation, there will certainly be questions. We have gathered some of those questions on our <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/orientation/frequently-asked-questions">frequently asked questions page.</a> If you don

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New Student Orientation Program906-227-1707800-682-9797orient@nmu.edu