Welcome Freshmen

College is an exciting time! It should change your life, but more importantly, it should prepare you for life.

We'll help you explore who you are and investigate majors and careers that fit your interests. The UNI Plan of Study will guide your educational experience and help you graduate in four years or as efficiently as possible.

Students tell us all the time that UNI is a perfect fit – because of our strong academics and just-right size, the hands-on learning opportunities, and the personal attention from UNI faculty and staff.

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  • Try new things, go to all types events (theatre, athletics, music, etc) try new foods (dining centers offer a lot of options), meet as many people as you can! Now is the time to explore all the things UNI has to offer. You might be surprised to find a new interest!