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. 19-22, 2016

ENVISION, Northwestern's orientation for students entering college in the fall, will be held the weekend before fall semester classes begin.

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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We our studentsand our students love us

“The music professors are great. They always make themselves available to help you if you need it. They have high expectations in their classes but make sure to keep it fun as well.”

Andrew Currier ’17 Music major from Ottawa, Kansas

Andrew's story

“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

Rebecca's story

“All the psychology professors are passionate about different areas of the discipline—and that's evident in the classes they teach and the way they answer our questions and involve us in their research.”

Jake Vermeer ’16 Psychology major from Pipestone, Minnesota

Jake's story

“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

Lincoln's story

“I really appreciate the small class sizes at Northwestern. Professors are able to provide one-on-one time with students, which is unique to smaller classes.”

Trevor Gudeman ’17 Computer science major from Tucson, Arizona

Trevor's story

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