Student Success and Retention

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Orientation Student Staff
Students in front of Curris Hall
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Students at Orientation
Students playing game at Orientation
Students blowing bubbles
Students on campus tour



We are so glad you have chosen the University of Northern Iowa for the next chapter in your educational journey!


Orientation is an exciting time for you and your family. At orientation you will learn about academic requirements for your academic program, register for your courses, and meet other new students. We encourage you to engage with faculty and staff, ask questions and connect with other students and parents. We are all excited about helping you begin this new chapter at UNI. This is an exciting time to engage in discovery and new adventures!

UNI is a great place where your future begins!

Register for Orientation

 Summer Orientation Dates 2018

Student and Teacher at Orientation















First Year Orientation Dates

June 4-5
June 7-8*
June 11-12*
June 14-15*
June 18-19
June 21-22**
June 25-26
June 28-29
July 2-3
July 9-10

Transfer Orientation Dates

April 20
April 27
June 1
June 6
June 13
June 27
July 11


** Please join us for session June 21- June 22 for our Panther Cubs! Panther cubs is programming for the siblings of our future panthers! Consider bringing your siblings ages 5-12 for fun and becoming a part of the Panther family!!



​* Sessions with one asterisk indicate an honors session. This does not mean only honors students can attend. It means there are a limited amount of seats for honors students at this session.


If you have questions regarding orientation please contact Bailey Jimmison, Orientation Coordinator at