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Orientation Frequently Asked Questions


Will there be an orientation before D214 students begin classes at National Louis University?

Yes, once you’ve become an official member of the D214 cohort, you’ll be required to attend a summer orientation.

What will the summer orientation consist of? 

Through summer orientation, you’ll learn tools and techniques that help you transition from a high school student to a college student. Summer orientation will be the first opportunity for you to meet classmates in your cohort, as well as meet your academic advisor, who will help you register for and design your courses for your first year.  This section of summer orientation will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with your degree plan within National Louis University’s system, as well as construct the foundation for success in your long-term career development. 

What will I do at summer orientation?

Summer orientation you will also get to interact with National Louis University’s Student Experience team for the first time.  In order to make your college-experience as impactful as possible, you’ll get the opportunity to positively contribute to your community through civic engagement, participate in student groups, leadership societies, and much more.  Your future networking opportunities will expand as you meet and learn from student mentors that will help promote your success throughout your undergraduate college-career.  Also, you’ll get to foster friendships as you interact with your cohort through various leadership, social, and conflict resolution activities. 

What can I expect my student experience and life to be like as a student at National Louis University?

Rewarding and beneficial!  Students at NLU receive an immense number of benefits, from societies to clubs to volunteer opportunities!  Just for being an NLU student you receive amazing discounts, like free admission to Chicago’s Art Institute, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Chicago Cultural Center to name a few of the many.  For further information on Student Services, which includes details on all of the benefits, click here


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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