UNIV 201

UNIV 201: The Transfer Experience provides an invaluable introduction to NIU. These elective, one-credit, 11-­week courses are designed to help you adjust to NIU, meet fellow incoming students and develop skills necessary to succeed at NIU and beyond.

  • Practicing success strategies through collaborative learning activities
  • Learning how to use essential online tools such as MyNIU, Blackboard and NIU student email
  • Understanding where and when to go for help
  • Gaining vital skills in writing, communication and critical thinking through the Common Reading Experience
  • Networking with NIU faculty, staff and peers while making new and maintaining existing friendships

Courses have an average class size of 19 students to foster close student interaction. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed.

Course Information

Class # Section Day Time Room* Educator(s) Comments
2435 P001 MW 11-11:50 a.m. MC 201 Lauren Napolitano Transfer
2440 P003 MW 12-12:50 p.m. DU 406 Angela Bross Transfer
2443 P004 TTH 12:30-1:20 p.m. GH 435 Lise Schlosser Transfer
2434 P005 MW 10-10:00 a.m. MC 308 Jocelyn Santana Transfer
2474 P006 TTH 9:30-10:20 a.m. DU 240 Dave Lochbaum Transfer
2495 P008 TTH 3:30-4:20 p.m. DU 274 Ryan Ziegelbauer Transfer
2496 P009 TTH 2-2:50 p.m. DH 116 Eric Armstrong Transfer
2499 P010 TTH 11-11:50 a.m. FR 205 Jeffrey Salmon Transfer

*Locations are subject to change


  1. Visit MyNIU to pick a section.
  2. All UNIV 201 sections need a permit number. Call 815-753-0028 or send an email to fsye@niu.edu with your name, Z-ID, your selected section and a phone number where you can be reached.
  3. After getting your permit number, you can enroll in a UNIV 201 course at MyNIU.

Contact Us

First- and Second-Year Experience
Altgeld Hall 100