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Before You Arrive on Campus

Make sure you access the Orientation System in CatPAWS to review your Incoming Student Checklist to ensure you have everything completed prior to arriving on campus. The Incoming Student Checklist provides information about financial assistance, orientation, residential life, wellness services and more.

Register Your Car

If you plan to have a car on campus, you can register it through CatPAWS, under the Personal Information tab. You may pick up the permit when you arrive on campus for Advantage. Pick up times will be listed in the Advantage schedule.

Submit Health History Form and Immunization Records

You must submit a completed Health History FormView PDF and immunization records to Wellness Services prior to classes beginning or moving into the residence halls.

Sign Your Laptop Agreement

Before you pick up your laptop, you will need to sign your Laptop Agreement in CatPAWS under the Personal Information tab. You may pick up your laptop when you arrive on campus for Advantage. Pick up times will be listed in the Advantage schedule.

College Student Inventory (first-time freshmen)

In the weeks before the semester starts, you will receive a link in your Northwest email to complete the College Student Inventory (CSI). It’s important that each student completes it as this helps provide Northwest with information about how to best support you. You will also use this information in your University Seminar course.

Verify Your Attendance

When online verification is available, you will receive an email prompting you to complete this process. Log in to CatPAWS and proceed to “Student” tab then “Verification” to complete the process.

Check Your Northwest Email Regularly

You will use your Northwest email and Northwest Online username and password on a daily basis. Start getting in the habit of logging in and checking your email before you arrive.

 


If you have questions about Advantage, call 800.633.1175 or 660.562.1951. See you soon!