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.

  2. Complete your 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!

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

  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!

  6. Attend UNI Now!
    Held the weekend prior to classes beginning, the UNI Now! Program will help ease your transition to college. You’ll become acquainted with campus, participate in fun activities — all while meeting other new UNI students! The Jump Start Program is also held the week before classes for students of color, TRIO or AVID program participants.

  7. Begin classes!

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.

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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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