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We want students to start their college career prepared for not only their first year at NMU, but for years to come. Throughout the summer, we are hosting a number of virtual Orientation programs for our students. The program emphasizes integrating new students into the academic and co-curricular life of the institution, and connecting students with the campus community.

General Information

The New Student Orientation Program will be implemented virtually for all Summer 2020 sessions. Check out the links below for more information, or to register for your own orientation session.

Fall Make-Up Session(s) - registration is now open - $75 fee

Virtual sessions will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last 4-5 hours.

  • Wednesday, August 5th (virtual) - CLOSED
  • Wednesday, August 12th (virtual) - Register here
Transfer Students - $75 fee
  • Transfer Students with at least 12 post-high school credits can register for their online session.
  • The online session is self-paced and is available now. Click here to learn more. 
Global Campus Students

*If you are concerned about having to access the internet to complete orientation, please give us a call at 906-227-1707 or email us at orient@nmu.edu

Do you need to complete Orientation for the Fall 2020 semester? Students are still able to sign up for our August Fall Make-Up session(s), Transfer Online and Global Campus Online. Click here for information regarding student orientation: 

Parent and guest orientation will also take place virtually. For links and orientation content, click here: 

As students sign up and prepare for orientation, there will certainly be questions. We have gathered some of those questions on our frequently asked questions page. If you donNMU 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. Learn more at the link above.

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Experiences at NMU

Even though we can't show you around campus in-person, there are many opportunities for you to see what Northern Michigan University is like from home. Take a virtual tour around campus. Visit our YouTube page for countless videos showing what life at NMU is like. Connect with your fellow classmates on social media. Whatever you chose, let us help you in your journey to become a Wildcat for life.

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

Our office staff are working from home, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, to assist you with any orientation questions.