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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. 8, 2018

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

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Find out what your Northwestern College scholarship payoff will be. Tell us your test scores and GPA and we’ll give you an estimate for the 4-year academic scholarship amount you’ll automatically receive when you apply, get accepted and enroll.

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Rebeca, Lincoln, Jamie, Jahdai and Brian are blogging about life at Northwestern. Visit our NWC Stories website to read about what they're learning and experiencing—and who they're becoming.

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Authentic community. Excellent academics. Christ-centered learning. That’s Northwestern College.

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

Rebecca Quade Rebecca Quade ’18 Criminal justice major from Kingsley, Iowa

Rebecca's story

“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 Chie Lee ’18 Social work major from Osaka, Japan

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“As an artist and a Christian, I feel like I'm faced with stereotypes about what can be considered 'Christian art.' Learning to embrace abstract art as a way of glorifying God has challenged me, and so has finding ways to lead people to God through my work.”

Osiris Ordaz Osiris Ordaz ’18 Art and psychology major from Berwyn, Illinois

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“I wanted a college that would not only challenge me academically and athletically, but spiritually as well. Northwestern does all three! ”

Madison Bertman Madison Bertman ’18 History major from Adel, Iowa

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“My public relations major is like a dynamic tool I can apply to any of the things I am passionate about, whether it be sports, charity, the environment or health.”

Brianna Petrauskas Brianna Petrauskas ’17 Public Relations major from Castle Rock, Colorado

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