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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.

We our studentsand our students love us

“The community at Northwestern has enabled me to take a good hard look at where I am on my own adventure, and the people I have met in Orange City and overseas have inspired me to empower others to be the best they can be. ”

Will Norris Will Norris ’17 Community Development major from Spirit Lake, Iowa

Will's story

“Though the coursework in the sciences is often difficult, Northwestern has created an environment that fosters learning and enables students to be successful. ”

Matt Hillman Matt Hillman ’18 Biology health professions major from Post Falls, Idaho

Matt's story

“Asking for a tutor is not a sign of weakness or ignorance; it actually means the person is mature enough to admit that someone else can help. ”

Mario Salcedo Mario Salcedo ’17 Criminal justice and Spanish major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Mario's story

“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 Andrew Currier ’17 Music major from Ottawa, Kansas

Andrew's story

“My professors are very caring and want to get to know me outside of class. One of my favorite memories so far has been when I went with the rest of my Calculus 1 class to Professor Westenburg’s house for a Christmas dinner.”

Levi Letsche Levi Letsche ’17 Math major from Marcus, Iowa

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