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.  

 

STEP 1: WHAT ORIENTATION PROGRAM DO YOU NEED TO COMPLETE?

A. ARE YOU TRANSFERRING in 24 Cr Hrs or Less?  

     1. If so, and you are UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE -Must complete BOTH:

    a. Registration Program* during the summer 

        2018 REGISTRATION PROGRAM DATES*:
       June 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, July 24, 26  

    AND 

    b. Orientation August 16-18

      2. If you are 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER - You attend a 1-day Orientation

                            2018 ORIENTATION PROGRAM DATES*:
                          June 1, July 31

B. ARE YOU TRANSFERRING in 25 Cr Hrs or MORE?

While participating in an orientation program is mandatory for all new students, transfer students entering with 25+ credit hours will have the option to attend a 1-day orientation program on campus OR complete SCOOP(Student-Centered Online Orientation Program) through Blackboard.

                    2018 ORIENTATION PROGRAM DATES*: June 1, July 31

*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. 

 

STEP 2: REGISTER FOR NORTHERN EXPOSURE

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 orientation@nku.edu or (859) 572-1967.

If you choose to take SCOOP, please start here. Please contact our department at orientation@nku.edu or (859) 572-1967 if you have any questions!  

STEP 3: PAY YOUR NORTHERN EXPOSURE FEE

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.