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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.

2018 Orientation Registration

Registration for on campus First Year & Transfer Summer/Fall: 
OPEN for registration.
(Please review the refund policy before registration)

Registration for Summer/Fall Transfer Online Orientation is:
OPEN for registration. 
(Please review information regarding the refund policy and Online Orientation before registration)
(This Orientation is not for Global Campus/Online Learning Students)
(Art & Design students are not eligible for Online Transfer Orientation)



Click here if you are looking for session information.
Click here if you are looking for tentative session schedules.  

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

Orientation Dates

Summer 2018 Orientation
First Year Students:
Monday June 11 - Wednesday June 13 (Full)

Monday June 18 - Wednesday June 20 (Full)
Monday June 25 - Wednesday June 27 (Full)

Sunday July 1 - Tuesday July 3
Monday July 9 - July 11

Commuter/Veteran/Non-Traditional Students:
Friday June 22

Transfer Students:
Friday June 8 

Transfer Online Students:
Transfer Online Orientation: Available


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