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Admitted Students

Preparing for your new home

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 ID number

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.