Parents + families
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Welcome to the Raider family!

When we welcome your student to Raider Nation, we welcome your whole family. You play an integral role in your student's college success, and we're here to partner with you as your student learns + grows at Northwestern College.


Hear from Raider parents

"Northwestern is absolutely worth it" and "We could not recommend Northwestern more highly" are just two of the many great things Raider parents say. Why? Because they appreciate the standout education, strong faith and sense of belonging their students experience.

More parent perspectives

Hear from Raider parents

Visit campus

Northwestern is your student's home-away-from-home, and you're welcome to visit campus any time. You'll definitely want to visit during Raider Nation Celebration, our Homecoming and Family Weekend. Your family will enjoy a picnic meal, Raider football, a music concert, a theatre production and more.

Raider Nation Celebration

Visit campus

Stay connected

When you provide Northwestern with a current email address, you'll receive regular Parent Partner e-newsletters that include NWC information for families. The e-newsletter is sent four times during the school year.

Send us your email address

Stay connected

Treat your Raider

In addition to regularly chatting with your student via phone or text, you may want to send them some extra love throughout the school year. Here are some opportunities NWC provides:

Birthday cake

Birthday cake

If your son or daughter has a birthday during the school year or there's another special day you'd like to celebrate, send a cake! Members of the Northwestern College Auxiliary will bake a cake or cupcakes and make sure the treat is delivered to campus.

Order a cake

Finals survival kit

Finals survival kit

Send your Raider a "survival kit" for finals week! Kits include snacks or coupons to Pizza Ranch or a local coffee shop. Members of NWC's Summer of Service team will hand-deliver a survival kit to your student just in time for studying.

Order a survival kit

Campus mail

Campus mail

A care package or a handwritten card is sure to put a smile on your Raider's face. You can send mail to your student by addressing packages and envelopes like this:

Your student's name
208 8th St. SW Unit ___ [your student's box number]
Orange City, IA 51041 

Birthday cake

If your son or daughter has a birthday during the school year or there's another special day you'd like to celebrate, send a cake! Members of the Northwestern College Auxiliary will bake a cake or cupcakes and make sure the treat is delivered to campus.

Order a cake

Finals survival kit

Send your Raider a "survival kit" for finals week! Kits include snacks or coupons to Pizza Ranch or a local coffee shop. Members of NWC's Summer of Service team will hand-deliver a survival kit to your student just in time for studying.

Order a survival kit

Campus mail

A care package or a handwritten card is sure to put a smile on your Raider's face. You can send mail to your student by addressing packages and envelopes like this:

Your student's name
208 8th St. SW Unit ___ [your student's box number]
Orange City, IA 51041