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Orientation at UNI

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

During your online orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for fall semester classes, learn about your financial aid award, meet other new UNI students and your student orientation leader, and gain access to information about campus resources. We’re looking forward to learning more about your goals and interests, and providing you a customized orientation experience.

Orientation Registration

If you're admitted for fall 2020, it's time to register for orientation! Important elements of your online orientation experience, including your academic advising and registration process, will take place on the date(s) you select.


*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 

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


Final Orientation Date for All Students Enrolling Fall 2020

August 14, 2020

*Please note this date should only be selected by students who are unable to attend ALL of the above sessions*

If you have any questions, please email