UNIV 101 (University Experience) and UNIV 201 (The Transfer Experience) provide an invaluable introduction to Northern Illinois University. These elective, 1-credit, 12-week courses are designed to help new students adjust to NIU and develop the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
Each year, between 55% and 60% of the freshman class enrolls in a UNIV 101 course. These courses have an average class size of 18 students to foster close student interaction. Approximately 225 transfer students enroll in UNIV 201 sections during the fall and spring semesters.
NIU faculty/staff members who teach the course are committed to helping first-year and transfer students succeed. Many sections have a volunteer upper-division Peer Instructor or a Graduate Student Leader.
Some of the specific topics are:
Students who enroll in UNIV 101 or 201 will:
Here's what former students have to say about UNIV 101/201...
"I'm glad that I was able to meet new people. I saw different view points and reactions that I normally wouldn't see in any other class."
"UNIV will help new students feel comfortable coming to a large campus like Northern's."
"I really enjoyed the class and recommend it to any new student I meet!"
Fall 2014 UNIV 101/201 sections information and permit numbers will be available in late spring
For more information about UNIV 101 or 201 contact:
First- and Second-Year Experience
Northern Illinois University
Altgeld Hall 100
DeKalb, IL 60115-2898
We would like to thank our Fall 2013 sponsors: