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Orientation

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 Fall 2015

Fall Make-Up Orientation
Freshman and Transfer: Aug. 19-20, 2015

Online Session for Transfer Students
Ongoing (available until 11:59 p.m. of the first Thursday of the fall semester), unavailable for Art and Design Students

Registration

If you would like to register for orientation, you may do so by visiting the online registration system or contacting 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