Welcome Student & Families


Your journey at Niagara University begins with Summer Orientation! The Orientation team is excited to welcome you to NU! Registration for Summer Orientation 2023 Opens April 1st!

If you have not already, you will be receiving information from the Admissions Department with your student ID number, and instructions on how to set-up your NU PurplePass. Niagara University incoming freshman students are required to participate in one of the three sessions.

  • Session I - Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14
  • Session II - Monday, July 17, and Tuesday, July 18 
  • Session III - Thursday, July 20

Before You Register for SumO

  • Submitted the enrollment deposit
  • Set up your NU Purple Pass account
  • Filled out all required documents on the Welcome Portal

If you have recently placed a deposit, please wait 3-4 business days to register for SumO. 

Set Up PurplePass

Welcome Portal Tutorial 

This short video will show new Purple Eagles how to access Niagara University's Welcome Portal to begin Summer Orientation Registration. All forms in the Welcome Portal must be completed before the SumO registration is accessible. If you need to modify your registration with guests, payments will have to be made on either the first day of SumO or placed on the students account. 

Register for SumO

If you are having difficulty or have questions about the NU PurplePass, please contact the IT HelpDesk or call 716.286.8040. If you are unable to register using the online portal, please call Student Affairs at 716.286.8405 for assistance. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the pandemic Niagara University has and continues to meet and exceed even the most stringent of health and safety guidelines. We intend to hold our traditional, campus-based program IN PERSON. However, should the scheduled Summer Orientation in-person sessions need to be adjusted in any way, our staff will be in communication with you regarding program options that will continue to help our new students become familiar with our campus, the many academic and student affairs resources, and most importantly to each other as new Purple Eagles.