Welcome Students and Families


On your decision to attend Niagara University! Your journey begins with Summer Orientation! The Orientation team is excited to welcome you to NU! Registration for Summer Orientation 2022 is NOW OPEN!

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. Once you've submitted your enrollment deposit, the next step is to register for one of our three Summer Orientation (SumO) sessions. Please note: Niagara University incoming freshman students are required to participate in one of the three sessions on the dates listed above.

Before You Register 

In order to register for Summer Orientation, students need to have a NU Purple Pass account, have submitted the enrollment deposit and have 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 as it has to be input into a few systems. 

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. 

Set Up PurplePass

  • Session I - Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12
  • Session II - Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15 
  • Session III - Monday, July 18

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. 

Register Here

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.