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Welcome to Northeastern
Welcome to Northeastern

First Year | Transfer | Family Orientation

Welcome to Northeastern Illinois University! We are excited you have selected Northeastern to pursue your undergraduate education. Orientation will familiarize you with the campus and Northeastern's expectations, as well as provide an opportunity to meet other new students and faculty.

Your day-long orientation will also involve interacting with Northeastern's talented Orientation Leaders (OLs), who will assist in your transition to Northeastern. Please plan to be present for the full day.

We have customized the following orientation programs to suit the needs of  particular students and families.

  • First Year (Freshman) Orientation

    • This orientation will cover in detail what it means to be a college student, the differences in work load you will experience, academic support services, financial aid and finalizing your first semester class schedule.
    • Some sessions are designated as Family Orientation.  These sessions within First Year Orientation emphasize parent involvement and support.
    • Some sessions are designated as Spanish Orientation.  These sessions within First Year Orientation are geared towards family members whose native language is Spanish.
  • Transfer Orientation

    • We realize you have been to college and know a thing or two but come learn specifically about Northeastern, our resources, and services.

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