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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“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

“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

“I have gained much more than just an education at Northwestern. The college has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone through participation in Praise & Worship on Sunday nights.”

Jahdai Dunk ’17 Elementary education major from Whittier, California

Jahdai's story

“Many of my classes have explored the ways in which we can live out our faith in the business world. Even if we aren’t working in a Christian-based company or organization, there are things we can do to promote an ethical and positive environment.”

Mattie Ostrowski ’16 Business administration major from Dover, Minnesota

Mattie'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

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