Before You Arrive

Around your start date, you'll complete online orientation for new NIU employees. We also encourage you to review the information below that will help you prepare for orientation and your new position.

Required Paperwork

To access the required documents, log in to the NIU Onboarding Portal using the information you received in your Welcome to NIU email. When you’ve submitted the paperwork, we’ll email you a link to online orientation.

NIU Onboarding Portal

Required paperwork includes the Form 1-9, which is required by the federal government. You must complete and sign this form no later than your first day of employment.

Additional Information 

The following resources will help you get acquainted with NIU and the DeKalb community. You’ll find there’s a lot to look forward to, from nationally ranked academic programs to fun local events.

HR Resources


Get information about your insurance options.


Find out when payday will arrive and more.

Retirement Savings Options

Read about your retirement plan options, the SURS deferred compensation plan and supplemental plans.

NIU and the DeKalb Community

About NIU

See where the university has been and where it’s headed.

Getting to Campus

Find maps, directions and parking information.

About DeKalb Community

Get to know the local area.

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