New First Time Students
Northern Exposure: New Student Orientation for new first-time students educates you on the many services that Northern Kentucky University has to offer. In addition to learning more about NKU, Northern Exposure answers questions you may have about college life and helps you begin to build a strong success network at NKU.
Once you confirm your enrollment with NKU by paying the $75 Enrollment Confirmation Fee, you will be assigned an orientation date based on the availability in your major and notified by mail. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. (859) 572-1967.
Orientation is required for all incoming students. The student orientation fee of $100.00 includes all orientation program materials, meals, program facilitation, and a Norse backpack. In addition, this fee helps to assist with the costs associated with Welcome Week programming such as New Student & Parent Convocation and FreshFusion in the fall. The guest orientation fee of $50 includes all orientation program materials, meals, program facilitation, a Parent Reception and an NKU tote. The orientation fees do not have to be paid before you are assigned an orientation date. You simply need to pay the orientation fees before you attend your orientation. These fees may be paid in person, by mail or online via e-check.
Northern Exposure 2013 SUMMER DATES for NEW First-time students beginning classes in FALL 2013:
- June 6-7, 2013**FULL
- June 10-11, 2013**FULL
- June 13-14, 2013**FULL
- June 17-18, 2013**FULL
- June 20-21, 2013**FULL
- June 24-25, 2013**FULL
- July 15-16, 2013**FULL
- July 18-19, 2013**FULL
- July 29-30, 2013
Please note that students cannot be assigned to an orientation date assignment until after they have paid their Enrollment Confirmation Fee.
Students, we encourage you to bring your parent(s)/guardian(s) to Northern Exposure. We have sessions throughout the first day for each of you to attend.
Northern Exposure: New Student Orientation is designed to help students:
- Navigate the campus and identify available resources.
- Facilitate connections with students, faculty and staff.
- Learn about academic expectations and intellectual opportunities.
- Understand the meaning and importance of getting involved and becoming a proud member of the NKU community.
- Appreciate the diversity of culture, opportunities and experiences of NKU.
- Become independent, responsible and engaged citizens.
- Develop safe and healthy lifestyle habits.
For students entering NKU in the fall, Northern Exposure is a two-day event with a mandatory overnight stay on campus. If you have any further questions about the itinerary, view a sample student orientation schedule to see what orientation is really like.