Student Success and Retention

CJC 621
Sam 7.2
UNI Business Faculty Member with a student
Mother and daughter at Orientation
cja 611



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 degree requirements for your academic program, meet UNI faculty and advisors, register for your courses, and begin friendships with your new classmates. We are all excited about helping you begin this new chapter at UNI!

First Year Student and Parent/Guest Schedules-at-a-Glance
Orientation Check-in and Parking Locations


Students beginning in Fall Semester 2019 register for orientation here!


​First year orientation is a two-day experience. Transfer orientation is a one-day experience. Parents and guests have separate and concurrent programming during the two day or one day experience. 

If you have any questions please contact Bailey Jimmison, Orientation Coordinator,

First Year Orientation Dates

Megan Group D

June 3-4
June 10-11*
June 13-14*
June 17-18*
June 20-21
June 24-25**
June 27-28
July 1-2
July 8-9

All sessions are open to everyone, the sessions with */* have specific programming for a specific population. 

* indicates a session with supplemental Honors Program information

** indicates the session featuring Panther Cubs, with special (optional) programming for younger siblings

Transfer Orientation Dates


Karina 6.11

April 26
May 3
June 5
June 7
June 12
June 26
July 10