We are proud that you have chosen to become a member of our growing NKU family! In order to assist you with your transition to NKU, all new incoming students are required to participate in an orientation experience. However, the orientation experience you participate in depends on how many hours you are transferring to NKU. Our programs are designed to assist you with understanding our university culture, your academic program, the transfer credit articulation process, and will familiarize you with navigating our campus. Below you'll find more detailed information on the orientation requirements.
Veterans have the option to attend a veteran-specific track that is embedded in each of the three programs listed below. The veteran track includes such information as on-campus veteran resources, information about your veteran benefits, how they apply to your account, and more.
All students accepted into an online program will need to complete an online orientation. You will need your NKU user ID (from your letter of acceptance) and password to set up an account at orientation.nku.edu. For questions about the online student orientation, please email email@example.com.
While participating in an orientation program is mandatory for all new students, transfer students entering with 25+ credit hours (not including hours earned while enrolled in high school) can choose to opt out of an in-person program and utilize the online orientation at orientation.nku.edu to satisfy the orientation requirement.
*Advising and course registration is NOT included as part of the orientation program for post-traditional or veteran students. You are eligible to be advised and register as soon you have been accepted to the university, and confirm your enrollment. Once you have paid the $75 Enrollment Confirmation Fee, you may contact your advisor and make an appointment. We encourage you to do so as soon as possible!
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Within 2 business days of paying your $75 Enrollment Confirmation Fee, you will receive an email (to the email address you listed on your application to the university) with a personal invitation to register for Northern Exposure: Orientation. That email will contain a personal reservation code and a link. Copy the code, follow the link, paste the code in the box, and you will be given all of the available dates to choose from. If you have any difficulty, or have not received your email invitation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 572-6514.