So, you have been admitted to NKU... Now what?!
Follow the steps below to prepare for your attendance and arrival to Northern Kentucky University, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
In order for us to be better prepared to welcome you to our campus, you will first need to notify us about your plan to attend NKU. This is done by completing our Intent to Enroll Form, found here. You will need to submit this form by May 1 at the latest, and then continue on with your next steps.
Once you have received your student visa, be sure to register for orientation. Information about registering for orientation can be found in STEP 4.
All first-time freshmen are required to live on campus during their first academic year. The sooner you apply for on-campus housing, the more likely it is that you will receive your first preference. Apply for housing no later than May 1 for the fall semester. International students do NOT have to pay a deposit in order to apply for housing, but once you submit your housing application, you are locked in a contract. Learn more about housing here.
ISSS also recommends that you order your room essentials in advance, before you arrive on campus. You can order sheets, towels, comforters, blankets, etc., through NKU Housing Linen Service and your items will be delivered to your room before your arrival. You can also opt to bring your own items, or wait until you arrive to purchase linens.
These off campus housing options are NOT part of Northern Kentucky University. However, if you are a graduate, transfer, or non-traditional student interested in living off campus, please visit these resources below:
The deadline to register for orientation is July 19, 2019. Do NOT register for orientation until after you have received your visa. To register for orientation, you must complete the following steps: