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.
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. Along with traditional Homecoming activities like tailgating and Raider football, the weekend also includes a Morning on the Green family carnival and more activities your whole family will enjoy.
Family Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, gives parents and siblings an opportunity to experience student life at Northwestern, from worshipping in chapel to eating in the cafeteria to cheering on the Raiders. This year’s Family Weekend coincides with two visit days for high school students—Raider Day and Theatre Raider Day—as well as Northwestern’s production of the Little Shop of Horrors musical and a Harvest Festival sponsored by the Student Activities Council.
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 several times through the school year.