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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.

2019 Winter Orientation

Already thinking about NMU in the Winter?

Registration will be unavailable until October.
More information coming soon for the Winter Orientation for:

  • First Year Student Winter Orientation
  • Transfer  Student Winter Orientation
  • Online-Transfer Winter Orientation

Until then you can view some of our online resource:

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

Winter 2019 Orientation

Winter Orientation

First Year Students:
Wednesday - Thursday January 9 - 10

Transfer Students:
Wednesday - Thursday January 9 - 10

Winter Transfer Online Students:
Transfer Online Orientation: Unavailable

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