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Orientation at UNI

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 orientation is a two-day experience. Transfer orientation is a one-day experience. Parents and guests have separate and concurrent programming during their student's orientation experience.

Orientation Registration

If you're admitted for fall 2020, it's time to register for orientation! Find a date below that works best in your schedule, then complete the registration form using the following link.


*Please note that you will not be able to register until you have accepted your offer of admission

Early Orientation Dates for Transfer Students Enrolling Fall 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

In response to COVID-19 both early orientation sessions will be in an online only format.  More information will be sent directly to students who have registered for these dates.  

Summer Orientation Dates for First-Year Students Enrolling Fall 2020

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June 8-9, 2020

June 11-12, 2020*

June 15-16, 2020*

June 18-19, 2020*

June 22-23, 2020

June 25-26, 2020**

June 29-30, 2020

July 6-7, 2020

July 9-10, 2020

*Honors Session - a certain number of seats reserved for Honors students

**Panther Cubs Session - an opportunity to bring your younger siblings/guests to campus for separate programming specifically for kids!

Summer Orientation Dates for Transfer Students Enrolling Fall 2020

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

If you have any questions, please email