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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“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

“The professors not only provide typical information, like feedback on assignments, but they want to know students personally. They care about each of us, and that became evident from the first few meetings I had with them.”

Brody Van Roekel ’16 History major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Brody's story

“One of the greatest strengths of Northwestern’s biology department is its professors. They truly care about me not only as a student, but as an individual.”

Megan Feuchtenberger ’16 Biology health professions major from Alvord, Iowa

Megan'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 ’17 Math major from Marcus, Iowa

Levi's story

“The communications department at Northwestern is made up of excellent faculty who are experienced and dedicated to the field.”

Stephen Dykstra ’16 Public relations major from Pella, Iowa

Stephen's story

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