Welcome to Northern!

Orientation will help you learn everything you need to know to be successful at Northern!  Join us to build life-long friendships and have a ton of fun!


Fall 2018 Orientation


Thursday August 23rd
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Offices Open
                                         Advising • Admissions • Business Office 
                                         Financial Aid • Registrar’s Office

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Residence Hall  and Orientation Check-In – SUB Ball Room
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Orientation Kick Off (Family is welcome!) - Gym
5:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m    Dinner with MSUN RAs & Ambassadors (Family is welcome!)
6:00 p.m. –  10:00 p.m  Student Activities


Friday August 24th
8:30 am               Student Sessions  - Gym
8:30 am               Parent Sessions - Gym
Noon                    Farewell Lunch with the Family – SUB Food Court
1:00 pm               Student Sessions
5:00 pm               BBQ with Northern Alumni Foundation
7:00 pm               Activities in the SUB
10:00 pm             “Lights” Snacks – MacKenzie Hall and Morgan Hall Lounges

Saturday August 25th
10:45am            Real Talk...Coffee with you Crew
11:30am            Blazing a Trail for the Lights to the Football Stadium
12:00pm            Tailgate at Football Stadium
1:00pm              MSUN Lights v Mayville State