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New to UNF

We are thrilled to welcome you to our community. This site is your go-to resource as a new UNF student, sharing all the necessary steps to prepare you for a successful start to your university experience.

Pay your tuition deposit
To secure your spot at UNF, and accept your offer of admission, complete your tuition deposit payment through your applicant portal.

Access your myUNF portal
Your UNF student portal is your portal to everything UNF! From here, access your student information, learning platform, payment links, and more. Students will receive log in information to their student portal from the Registrar’s Office.​ (How to access MYUNF Portal)

Access Cascade, your classroom learning platform
This platform is where you will find course materials, assignments, grades, and some communications from your instructors. Your classes will become available to you on the first day of classes, however you can access Cascade to see pre-arrival content from the Student Success Team!​

Register for New Student Orientation (NSO) 
NSO will provide you with important information about campus resources, academic programs, and campus life, helping you transition smoothly into university life. Students receive a link to register for NSO within pre-arrival newsletters from the Student Success Office. Save the date for upcoming NSO events with the information below!

Secure a Canadian phone number
UNF international students receive exclusive deals with our partner, CanadianSIM. With CanadianSIM, your SIM card can be delivered to you prior to your travels to Canada, ensuring you are ready to connect as soon as your step foot off the plane. View package deals on their website,

Submit your approved study permit to UNF
Once your study permit has been approved, submit a copy to the Registrar's Office.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a student’s first week at the University of Niagara Falls Canada, before classes start. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about their new school, surroundings, and peers, to ensure they make the most of their time at UNF.

What to expect during NSO 
During NSO, the university community gathers to celebrate the beginning of a new term, welcoming new students to the campus for the first time, and welcoming returning students back.

Attendance at NSO is mandatory for all new students.

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Academic essentials
Our academic sessions during NSO are designed to set you up for success for your first day of class at UNF. You will meet with your faculty to discuss class schedules, academic integrity, and gain valuable skills all while preparing for your upcoming classes.

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Social activities
Get to know other students in your program and at UNF in casual social settings. NSO will be filled with opportunities for you to meet your peers, faculty, and staff in a fun setting such as a visit to the iconic falls, escape rooms, or even axe throwing!

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Welcome Fair
This event is the perfect opportunity to connect with student organizations, campus resources, and local vendors. Explore the diverse range of opportunities available to you, from academic and career-related clubs to cultural and recreational groups.

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Start of Term class celebration
The UNF community celebrates the start of term with each class, bringing together students, staff, faculty, and administration to recognize this momentous occasion! Consider dressing semi-formal, as there will be many photo opportunities at this event!

Details for October – COMING SOON!