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Welcome to 2022 New Student Orientation!

Thank you for visiting NEIU's Orientation Webpage. Once you've been admitted to NEIU, and once you've accepted your offer of admission in order to reserve your spot, it's time to choose a day to come to campus and complete your orientation. Attending one orientation event on campus is required for all new freshmen and transfers, and we give you several options from mid-May through August.

  • First, choose the right kind of orientation. If you are currently in high school or if you are a college student and will have fewer than 30 college credits earned by the time you start at NEIU, choose the FIRST-YEAR ORIENTATION option.
  • If you are a college student and will have 30 or more college credits earned by the time you start at NEIU, or if you are pursuing a 2nd Bachelor's degree at NEIU, choose the TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION option. If you aren't sure which one to choose, contact the orientation or admissions office.

City Colleges of Chicago admitted transfer students who plan to major in Accounting, General Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Early Childhood Education, Justice Studies, Psychology, and Social Work, please register for the August 16 Transfer Orientation so that you may also participate in the City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Kickoff taking place during this event! More information about the Transfer Kickoff event to follow!

We're available to assist you. Contact the main admissions office at (773) 442-4050 or or you can reach out to the orientation point person which is Ryan Trout at (773) 442-4044 or