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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.

Winter 2021 Orientation

Only available for students beginning their NMU courses in January 2021:

Dates coming soon!

Summer/Fall 2020 Orientation

Only available for students beginning their NMU courses in August 2020:

Click here to register online!

First Year Students:
Monday through Wednesday, June 8-10
Monday through Wednesday, June 15-17
Monday through Wednesday, June 22-24
Monday through Wednesday, June 29 - July 1
Monday through Wednesday, July 6-8

Transfer Students:
Friday, June 5

Commuter/ Non-Traditional/ Veteran Students:
Friday, June 19

Online Transfer Orientation: Registration is now open!

Global Campus Students: 
Online Global Campus Orientation: Registration is now open!


Orientation 2020

Registration for our Summer sessions is now open!

Any questions? Please contact our office at:
(906) 227-1707 or orient@nmu.edu 




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