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Congratulations on choosing Northwest Missouri State University! This site contains important information you’ll need to know about becoming a Bearcat – housing or commuter information, health information, checklists, deadlines, registration, orientation and more.
Your student number, also known as your 919 number, was provided to you in your acceptance letter. This very important nine-digit number is your student identification number that you will use throughout your association with Northwest. You’ll use it to apply for housing; to apply for major-specific scholarships; to apply for Summer Orientation, Advisement and Registration; to access the SOAR Directory; for room assignment notification; to view your class schedule; and to log into your CatPAWS account. It’s also your username, and it’s printed on your Bearcat Card.
Most undergraduates are required to live on campus their first year. Your housing preferences will be given priority based on the date your application and prepayment are received.
At Northwest, we know that the importance of a quality education in today's world is a major investment. We are committed to providing a high quality education at a competitively affordable cost.
Keeping the campus community healthy is a priority. Therefore certain immunizations are required.
Be sure to keep track of your deadlines for enrollment confirmation, financial aid, and housing.