RED101 Days

Start your standout story.

You're invited!

Once you've been accepted for admission, you and your parents are invited to RED101 Days. We're excited to offer you and your family a deeper look into life in Raider Nation. Register early to get your preferred dates. 

RED101 Days

As you spend your time exploring what it's like to be a Northwestern student, your parents are invited to attend sessions with staff from various campus offices to learn more about their role in supporting your transition to college.

2023-24 Dates
  • Nov. 12-13
  • Jan. 14-15
  • Feb. 18-19
  • April 7-8

Your RED101 experience will include:

  • A taste of academic life at Northwestern—why it's excellent and what makes it unique
  • Opportunities to hear from current students about campus life
  • The chance to meet with a professor, coach or other potential mentor
  • Information for parents, including the chance to ask questions about financial aid
  • An overnight in the dorms with a current student
RED101 Schedule: Sunday
4:30 p.m. Campus tours (optional)
5:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) | Vermeer Dinning Hall
6:30 p.m. Welcome | Lori Zomermaand, Director of Admissions | Vogel Room
7 p.m. Students: Amazing Raider Race with NWC Students | Bultman/Juffer/RSC
Parents: Q&A session with Student Life, Financial Aid, NWC parents | DeWitt Music Hall
8:30 p.m. Praise & Worship (optional for parents) | Christ Chapel
9:30 p.m. Hang out with NWC students and stay overnight in the dorms
RED101 Schedule: Monday
8:15 a.m. Check-in & registration for Monday-only visitors | DeWitt Learning Commons Lobby
8:30 a.m. Our Promise: Northwestern College will prepare you to Stand Out
8:55 a.m. Individual appointments and auditions (arranged in advance upon request), ID photos, foreign language placement indicator, career exploration, dorm tours, campus tours, and Orange City tours
10:00 a.m. Academic Department meeting
10:40 a.m. Student Experience session
11:55 a.m. Catered luncheon
1:00 p.m. Individual appointments and auditions (arranged in advance upon request), ID photos, foreign language placement indicator, dorm tours, campus tours, and Orange City tours

Monday Options

Career exploration session

You’ll meet with staff from our Compass Center for Career & Calling to learn how they can help you explore career options. You can also take a career assessment, which gauges your skills, talents and abilities and how they might transfer into a career.

Orange City van tour

See all Orange City has to offer! The tour will include an overview of downtown businesses, the local hospital, Landsmeer Golf Club, restaurants, parks, churches and more.

Meeting with admissions staff

You and your parents will meet with a member of our admissions team to talk through the admissions process, transferring credits, financial aid and more.

Music, theatre, worship arts auditions

If you’re interested in auditioning for a music, theatre or worship arts scholarship, you can do so during your visit. (These need to be arranged in advance. Learn more: Music + Theatre + Worship arts)

Individual coach appointment

Meet with a coach from your chosen sport to learn more about practice schedules and what a day in the life of a Raider athlete entails.

Staff appointment

Take this opportunity to meet with our financial aid director, learn more about study abroad and mission opportunities, or find out how you can get involved in campus ministries. Note that you’ll meet with a group of students regarding your chosen academic interest at a different time.

Residence hall tours

You and your parents will take a tour of NWC residence halls, led by a member our admissions team. You’ll learn more about life in each dorm—including dorm-specific traditions!

Attend a class

You’re invited to sit in on a college class, where you’ll observe and learn more about homework expectations. We will do our best to accommodate your subject-matter requests or give you the option of sitting in on an NWCore requirement class.

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