Orientation

We make sure your first Northwestern experiences are welcoming, fun and productive because we know your first days at Northwestern set the tone for your entire four-year college experience. During orientation, you’ll be guided through all the business of getting your college career started, like confirming your course selections and becoming acquainted with the people and resources that will support your learning both in and out of the classroom. You’ll meet professors, residence life staff and other new students—some of whom will become lifelong friends.

Fall Orientation: Aug. 18-21, 2017

ENVISION, Northwestern's orientation for students entering college in the fall, will be held the weekend before fall semester classes begin. You can begin moving into your dorm room at noon on Friday, Aug. 19.

Midyear Orientation: Jan. 9, 2017

We also offer a midyear orientation for students entering Northwestern at the start of the spring semester.

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“I love how personal the faculty and staff are in the nursing department. They will do anything for their students to enable them to succeed. While in their classes, you almost feel like one of their kids because they take such an interest in your life.”

Maddie Rasche ’16 Nursing major from Heron Lake, Minnesota

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“Being in a setting like Northwestern, where faith is incorporated into essentially every aspect of campus life, has really helped strengthen my faith. ”

Nnenna Nwaelugo ’19 Biology health professions major from Aboh-Mbaise, Nigeria

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“Northwestern’s social work professors are always willing to listen to students, so when we’re in the classroom, we are encouraged to think and learn together.”

Chie Lee ’18 Social work major from Osaka, Japan

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“I love all the sociology professors and really enjoy their teaching methods. They keep class exciting and interesting.”

Rebecca Quade ’18 Criminal justice major from Kingsley, Iowa

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“My religion professors do a great job of connecting the Christian life with theology. In addition to rhythms of prayer and faith dialogue in the classroom, my profs integrate fresh ideas about Christianity.”

Lincoln Morris ’16 Religion and ecological science major from Oskaloosa, Iowa

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