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Northwest's First Year Experience (FYE) exists to support student success through the delivery of programs, resources, and services designed to jumpstart a student's undergraduate journey at Northwest.
The Northwest family is passionate about your development as a whole student. We want you to love being a Bearcat!
The First Year Experience is a collaborative effort across campus to create programs that will support you in your academics, with your co-curricular interests, and through personal growth. All First-year students share some common experiences, but there is flexibility to personalize your own experience through your time at Northwest. This looks different for every student, but no matter what your path, you will find opportunity and support along the way. The Northwest family is committed to your success: Every Student, Every Day.
Power your intellectual journey and open your mind to new curricular and co-curricular opportunities.
The orientation program you attend will depend on which trimester you start. Use this tool to determine which program you should attend.
Spend one day on campus meeting first-time students like you, visiting with a faculty advisor to register for classes, looking residence halls and attending a student services fair.
Spend half a day on campus to visit with a faculty advisor, register for classes and prepare your financial aid.
One-credit hour academic course to help students adjust to Northwest and the collegiate environment.