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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 Dates for Students Enrolling Spring 2020

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, January 10, 2020 



Early Orientation Dates for Transfer Students Enrolling Fall 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

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

July 13-14, 2020

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 contact Bailey Aukes, Orientation Coordinator, at (319)273-2332 or email