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Summer Orientation

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Congratulations 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 2021 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 and have submitted the enrollment deposit.

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

2021 Summer Orientation Sessions:

Session 1 & 2 of SumO will approximately go from  8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Day 1 for parents/families, for students, the program will go until about 12:00 am due to late night programming & the overnight stay. Day 2 will approximately go from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for both students & parents/families.

Session 3 of SumO will approximately go from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

We will update all eligible incoming freshmen when we have a concrete schedule set in place.  

  • Session I - Thursday, July 8, and Friday, July 9
  • Session II - Monday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 13 
  • Session III - Thursday, July 15

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. While we intend to hold our traditional, campus-based program, 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.