Schedule is subject to change. A more detailed schedule will be available upon arrival on campus.
Friday, Aug 22
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.
Meet in front of the DeWitt Learning Commons
Parents and students can learn where things are and how things operate to better prepare themselves for success at Northwestern. Stops will include the newly renovated Ramaker Center, DeWitt Learning Commons, Academic Support Center, Computing Services and the Career Development Center.
Gather with the class of 2018, transfer students, family and friends as we welcome you into the community of Northwestern College. We're glad you’re here!
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!
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.
Parent Dessert Reception
Parents are invited to enjoy a complimentary dessert reception in the learning commons.
Saturday, Aug 23
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.
Morning Worship and Devotional
Join us as we begin the day with praise and worship! Instructions for the day will also be given at this time. You will be introduced to your Orientation small groups afterwards.
DeWitt Center Cafeteria
Meals can be purchased for parents and family. Adults: $7.75; children 5-10: $3.88; 4 years and under: no charge
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