1. Accept your offer. 

At this time, you’ll need to pay the $320 acceptance fee. An Acceptance Fee Deferral is available. You will need your university CATID to login and complete this step.

‌Accept Offer

2. Submit UNI Scholarship App.

You can apply for hundreds of scholarships across campus using the UNI Scholarship Application. The priority deadline is January 15.

‌Start Application

3. File your FAFSA.

To be considered for financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. The application opens annually on October 1. The priority deadline, the date to be considered for the most money, is January 15 at UNI. UNI’s FAFSA code is 001890.

‌Complete FAFSA

4. Complete housing contract.

While you are not required to live on campus, there are many benefits to doing so. Once your contract is complete, you’ll be ready for room self-selection. The sooner you complete it, the earlier you’ll be able to reserve your dorm room of choice!

‌Access Contract

5. Register for orientation.

At orientation, you’ll meet with your academic advisor to select and register for classes. You’ll officially become a Panther, receiving your UNI ID card and email address!

‌Get Registered

6. Attend Panther Welcome.

Held the weekend before classes begin, our Panther Welcome will help you transition to college life. You’ll become acquainted with campus, participate in fun activities — all while meeting other new UNI students! The Jump Start program is also held for students of color, TRIO or AVID program participants (fall semester only).

‌Get the Details

Live near the action

Enjoy a vibrant college experience living on campus where you’re close to class, award-winning dining, NCAA Division I Athletics, intramurals, on-campus jobs, student organizations and more. Options for on-campus living include traditional residence halls and suite- and apartment-style upperclassmen options.

panther village

Preparing to be a Panther

Even before you arrive on campus, we’re here to make sure you’ve off to a great start through our orientation program. At orientation, you’ll register for classes, meet other students and finish any last-minute details on your to-do list before the first day of classes. You’ll walk away, prepared and confident, ready to begin this new stage of your life.

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Attend an Admitted Student Day

Take the opportunity to get an in-depth look at UNI through a visit day focused on your next steps and aiding you in making your final college decision. 

Campus scene in spring