Welcome to NKU!
We're Glad You're Here
First, let us WELCOME YOU to NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY! We are so excited you have chosen to be part of our Norse community!
We are the Office of New Student Orientation & Parent Programs and we are dedicated to helping incoming students cultivate their individual support networks at the university to help them pursue and achieve personal and academic success. We will begin laying the foundation for your success through information you will receive from us via email and postal mailings. We want to engage you from the moment you are accepted and we are here to answer any questions you may have.
Now that you have been accepted, you'll want to pay your Enrollment Confirmation Fee as soon as possible. You can do that online by paying through your MyNKU portal.
The next step in developing personal connections within our campus community is to attend Northern Exposure: New Student Orientation. Once you have paid your Enrollment Confirmation Fee you will be able to select the best Northern Exposure date for you and your family. After May 5th, you will be assigned an orientation date based on availability in your major, and notified by postcard and/or phone call. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. (859) 572-1967.
What We Do for You
Our office is so much more than just orientation!
We offer support to students and families way beyond their orientation program. Select the links below to understand what else our office does.
- Northern Exposure (our orientation programs)
- New Student & Parent Convocation
- Veteran Programs (Through NKU Registrar)
- Welcome Week
- Parent Association
- Parent Programming Opportunities
- Student leadership & involvement opportunities
- And answers to many of your questions
If you are unable to find the answers to your questions here, feel free to contact us at (859) 572-1967 or email@example.com.
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