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Students’ parents and families are an important part of the Northwestern family. We want the same things you want: For your student to learn more about God and the world, to form meaningful friendships that might last a lifetime, and to discover the plan God has for your student’s life.

Raider Days Family Weekend

This is your student’s home away from home, so you’re welcome on campus any time. In addition, students’ families are specially invited to campus every fall for our Raider Nation Celebration Homecoming and Parents Weekend. Along with traditional homecoming activities like tailgating and Raider football, the weekend also includes a Morning on the Green family carnival, children’s theatre production, evening concert and more activities your whole family will enjoy.

Parent communication

All parents who provide Northwestern with a current email address will receive regular Parent Partner e-newsletters that include NWC information that affects families. The newsletter is sent quarterly in August, November, January and April of each school year.


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They love us for
reasons like these:

  • Top 10% rating nationally for academic
    support and tutoring excellence
  • 99.5% of recent grads employed
    or in graduate school within 6 months
  • 24/7 support from professional
    residence life staff

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