RED101 Admitted Student Days

As a future Red Raider, you and your parents are invited to participate in our RED101 Days.

Register to attend

    • Dec. 4-5
    • Jan. 29-30
    • Feb. 19-20
    • Mar. 26-27 (also a Fly to Iowa weekend)

Stay overnight on Sunday

Students who've participated in RED101 say the chance to stay overnight was one of the best parts of the experience. They learned why current students love living here, and it helped them imagine themselves as Northwestern students. Sunday nights at Northwestern also include Praise & Worship in Christ Chapel, which you're invited to attend!

  • A taste of academic life at Northwestern—why it's excellent and what makes it unique
  • Opportunities to attend a class and hear from current students about campus life
  • The chance to meet with a professor, coach or other potential mentor
  • Optional auditions for music and theatre scholarships
  • Information for parents, including the chance to ask questions about financial aid

Soon after you're accepted for admission, you'll receive a RED101 Days invitation with details and registration information. (Or, as soon as you have your acceptance letter, you can go ahead and register.)

Registration for each RED101 Day closes one week before the event, or earlier if it reaches capacity. Be sure to register early so you can attend on your preferred day.

From the north , take the Beresford, South Dakota, exit (Exit 47) and turn east on S.D. Highway 46. Follow the highway approximately 17 miles as it turns south and becomes Iowa Highway 10 entering Iowa. In Hawarden, look for the sign for Highway 10 East and Orange City and turn left (east) onto Highway 10. Orange City is approximately 20 miles east of Hawarden. Highway 10 intersects Northwestern’s campus. Once you are in Orange City, turn left (north) onto Albany Avenue at the first stop light. Go one block and turn left (west) onto 6th Street SE. Drive one more block and you'll reach the entrance to Northwestern's campus. Enter the boulevard and park in the lot on your right, just north of the DeWitt Learning Commons, where there is reserved parking for admissions guests. The admissions office is in Zwemer Hall, the historic building with towers on the south side of the green.

From the south, take the Iowa Highway 75/20 bypass (Exit 144A) on the south side of Sioux City and follow U.S. Highway 75 north to Le Mars. Stay on the four-lane divided highway as it bypasses Le Mars and becomes U.S. Highway 60 on the north side of town. Travel another 10 miles on Highway 60 until you reach Carnes and turn left (north) onto county road K64 for five miles to Orange City. Northwestern College is at the intersection of K64/Albany Avenue and Highway 10. Continue on through the stop light at that intersection for one block and turn left (west) onto 6th Street SE. Drive one more block and you'll reach the entrance to Northwestern's campus. Enter the boulevard and park in the lot on your right, just north of the DeWitt Learning Commons, where there is reserved parking for admissions guests. The admissions office is in Zwemer Hall, the historic building with towers on the south side of the green.

Take Interstate 29 north and follow the above directions.

From the east, take the first Worthington, Minnesota, exit (Exit 45) and head south on Minnesota Highway 60. Take Highway 60 approximately 50 miles south to Alton and turn west on Iowa Highway 10 for three miles to Orange City. Northwestern College is at the intersection of Highway 10 and Albany Avenue. At the stoplight at that intersection, turn right (north) onto Albany Avenue, go one block, and turn left (west) onto 6th Street SE. Drive one more block and you'll reach the entrance to Northwestern's campus. Enter the boulevard and park in the lot on your right, just north of the DeWitt Learning Commons, where there is reserved parking for admissions guests. The admissions office is in Zwemer Hall, the historic building with towers on the south side of the green.

Visit Northwestern and we'll reimburse the cost of your airfare up to $300, payable when you're accepted for admission. The reimbursement must be requested within one month of your visit and is subject to the following restrictions:

  1. Reimbursement is for airfare only and does not include baggage fees.
  2. You must stay overnight on campus in order to be eligible for the airfare reimbursement. If your trip includes visits to other colleges, Northwestern will reimburse you for a portion of your ticket cost, up to $150 (excluding baggage fees).
  3. Only high school juniors, seniors and transfer students are eligible for the one-time flight reimbursement. Additional visits will be made at the student's own expense.
  4. Tickets for traveling companions are not eligible for reimbursement.

If you're arriving by plane and require transportation to campus, please book your flight into either Sioux City, IA (45 min. from Orange City) or Sioux Falls, SD (1.5 hours from Orange City). Select a flight that arrives no later than 4 p.m. on Sunday in order to catch the airport-to-campus transportation provided by Northwestern. Return campus-to-airport transportation will be available after 4:30 p.m. on Monday or after 8 a.m. the following Tuesday. Contact your admissions counselor if you have questions.

  • For more airport options, come during our special Fly to Iowa RED101 weekend March 26–27

Northwestern will provide you with on-campus housing during your RED101 Day visit. Your parents can find accommodations at one of our local hotels.

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