Session Schedules

The listed schedules are abbreviated and tentative.

You may view a schedule of activities for the session you plan on attending. You will be given a complete schedule, including locations of events, when you check in at orientation.

If parents/guests are accompanying you to your orientation session, there is a parent/guest schedule at the bottom of the student schedule of activities.

You should attend orientation based on when you are admitted. If you plan to begin classes during the winter semester you should register for the winter orientation. If you plan to begin classes during the fall semester you should attend a summer orientation session. If you need to change the semester in which you will be attending, please contact the Admissions Office. For purposes of selecting an orientation session, please select a transfer session if you have completed 12 or more college level credits after high school graduation. Please select a freshman session if you have earned less than 12 college level credits.

Remember, NMU is located in the Eastern time zone.

Freshman Sessions
First Year Student Abbreviated Schedule(.pdf)
First Year Student PARENT Abbreviated Schedule(.pdf)

Most three-day freshman orientation sessions will be held Mondays through Wednesdays on the following dates: 
June 8-10
June 15-17
June 22-24
June 29-July 1
July 7-9 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning and end at 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon in the Gant/Spalding Lobby. Multiple walking campus tours will be offered during this time. If you are staying on campus, you will have time to settle in to your residence hall room as well. The welcome session will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

You and your guests can expect to be busy throughout the program until the session ends at noon on Wednesday. 


Commuter/Non-Traditional Student Session (Also recommended for Veteran Students)
 
Friday, June 12
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. in the Gant/Spalding Lobby. The welcome session begins at 9:45 a.m.. You can expect to be busy with the orientation-related business until late afternoon. 

There is only ONE one-day session available for commuter and non-traditional students. To attend this orientation session you must be living off campus in housing other than the NMU residence halls and apartments during the academic year, you are over the age of 24, married, have one or more dependents living in your household or are a veteran.


Transfer Student Sessions
Transfer Student Abbreviated Schedule (.pdf)
​Transfer Student PARENT Abbreviated Schedule (.pdf)

Friday, June 5
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:15 a.m. in the Payne/Halverson Lobby. The welcome session begins at 10:30 a.m.. You can expect to be busy with the orientation-related business until late afternoon. 

Bay Transfer Student Abbreviated Schedule (.pdf)
Friday, April 10
(held at Bay College Main Campus for students who have earned credit at Bay College and are transferring to NMU)
Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m in JHUC 952AB Northern Conference Rooms.


Online Transfer Orientation Session - Ongoing
For purposes of selecting an orientation session, please select a transfer session IF you have completed 12 or more college level credits after high school graduation. Please select a freshman session if you have earned less than 12 college level credits.