Student Success and Retention

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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!


Summer 2019 Orientation Dates

Orientation Registration for Fall 2019: New students starting in summer or fall 2019 will be able to register in March for an orientation date listed below. First year orientation is a two day experience. Transfer orientation is a one day experience. Parents and guests have separate 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 an honors session

** indicates the family friendly session, Panther Cubs


Transfer Orientation Dates:


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