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First Year Experience

Student success starts with a great first year

Student success starts with a great first year.

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.

What is the Northwest First Year Experience?

Power your intellectual journey and open your mind to new curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

Engage in a robust and broad curriculum through the Northwest Core and your major courses, and take advantage of learning outside the classroom.
Connect with your faculty, advisor, other students, and co-curricular opportunities on campus.
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Succeed by utilizing a variety of support tools on campus and exercising resiliency and courage through your academic career.

Which Event Do I Attend?

The orientation program you attend will depend on which trimester you start. Use this tool to determine which program you should attend.

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