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.
PLEASE UTILIZE OUR TRANSFER CHECKLIST TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO NKU.
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.
a. Registration Program* during the summer
2019 REGISTRATION PROGRAM DATES*:
June 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21 - July 23, 25
b. Orientation August 15-17
2018 ORIENTATION PROGRAM DATES*:
June 1, July 31
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) will have the option to attend a 1-day orientation program on campus OR complete SCOOP(Student-Centered Online Orientation Program) through Blackboard.
2019 ORIENTATION PROGRAM DATES*: June 18, July 30
*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!
Click here to find the contact for your academic department.
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) 572-5220.
If you choose to take SCOOP, please start here. Please contact our department at email@example.com or (859) 572-5220 if you have any questions!
Student fee: $100- The student fee of $100 includes the cost of meals, program facilitation, the Northern Exposure app, and any printed materials for Orientation, AND an NKU T-shirt. In addition this fee helps offset some of the costs of Family Weekend and Homecoming activities.
Family/Guest fee (each): $50- The parent/guest fee of $50 includes meals, program facilitation, the Northern Exposure app, any printed materials for Registration, AND an NKU reusable tote. Additionally, this fee helps offset some of the costs of Family Weekend and Homecoming activities.
The Northern Exposure fee(s) must be paid BEFORE you ATTEND your scheduled Northern Exposure program. Both student and guest fees may be paid by mailing check or money order, or online via the student portal, https://mynku.nku.edu/irj/portal. The Northern Exposure fee is non-refundable.