Fall Orientation

Parent ScheduleAugust 21-24, 2015

Schedule is subject to change. A more detailed schedule will be available upon arrival on campus. 

Friday, Aug 21

12:00 PM


Residence halls

Welcome to campus! Students should go directly to their assigned residence hall. Commuter students or those who are unsure of their housing assignment should go to the Ramaker Center. At the campus post office in the Rowenhorst Student Center (RSC), students can pick up their mailbox key and families can request mailing address information. Students can also pick up their ID card in the student development office on the second floor of the Ramaker Center.

2:00 PM

Campus Tour

Meet in front of the DeWitt Learning Commons

Parents and students can learn where things are and how things operate prior to the start of the school year. Stops will include the Ramaker Center, DeWitt Learning Commons, Academic Support Center, Computing Services and the Career Development Center.

4:45 PM

Opening Ceremony*

Christ Chapel

Gather with the class of 2019, transfer students, family and friends as we welcome you into the community of Northwestern College. We're glad you’re here!

5:30 PM

Picnic on the Green

Campus green in front of Christ Chapel

All new students and their families are invited to enjoy a complimentary picnic on our campus green. Don’t forget to bring a blanket!

7:00 PM

Parent Program

Christ Chapel

Parents and family members are invited to attend this informational meeting to get answers to questions you may have about your student’s Northwestern College experience.

7:45 PM

Parent Dessert Reception

Vogel Community Room, DeWitt Learning Commons

Parents are invited to enjoy a complimentary dessert reception in the Vogel Community Room on the second floor of the DeWitt Learning Commons.

Saturday, Aug 22

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Vogel Community Room, DeWitt Learning Commons

A complimentary continental breakfast is available for all new students and their family members. Grab some food before heading over to the chapel for devotions.

8:30 AM

Morning Worship and Devotional

Christ Chapel

Join us as we begin the day with worship and a devotional. Instructions for the day will also be given at this time.

11:00 AM


DeWitt Center Cafeteria

Meals can be purchased for parents and family members. Adults: $7.75; children 5-10: $3.88; 4 years and under: no charge

In addition to our top-5 U.S. News & World Report ranking, we’ve received national recognition for excellent academics, student volunteerism, affordability, conservation and other achievements. Learn more


Nov 15 - 16

More events | Campus calendar