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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 19, 2016

Northwest readies for move-in day, Advantage activities

Members of the Cat Crew help new students move into residence halls last fall. Move-in day and Advantage activities begin Thursday. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Members of the Cat Crew help new students move into residence halls last fall. Move-in day and Advantage activities begin Thursday. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Northwest will welcome nearly 1,400 first-time freshmen and more than 260 transfer students to its campus this week.

Thursday, Aug. 25, marks the kickoff of Advantage at Northwest, an annual orientation program designed to help first-year students get acquainted with other Northwest students, learn about the campus and enjoy some entertainment before fall classes begin, Monday, Aug. 29.

Orientations stations open at 7 a.m. Thursday, and campus offices open at 8:30 a.m.; laptop pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. After checking in first at their assigned residence halls, students will be directed to one of three orientation stations:

J.W. Jones Student Union, third floor: For students living in South Complex, commuting students, transfer students or students not yet registered. This location also serves anyone needing additional assistance.

Hudson and Perrin Residence Hall common area: For students living in Hudson and Perrin.

The Station: For students living in Tower Suites or Millikan, Dieterich or Franken halls.


Move-in Day parking

Although select students will move on to campus Wednesday night, the University’s official move-in begins at 7 a.m. Thursday and will continue through Friday. Community members should expect an increase in traffic volume.

All vehicles must be cleared from these areas during designated closures and remaining vehicles will be subject to towing. The clearing of these spaces helps Northwest provide services to students and parents as they are moving in.

For a campus map with additional move-in day instructions, click here.

As a reminder to Northwest employees and students, parking permits for the 2016-2017 academic year should be placed on vehicles by Monday, Aug. 31. Vehicles may be registered by logging onto myNorthwest. Click the Human Resources tab, find the “My Employment Details” module and click Parking Permit Registration; click “Proceed to register your vehicle” and follow the remaining steps. After completing the registration, registrants may pick up parking passes in the cashiering office on the first floor of the Administration Building.

For more information about on-campus traffic and parking, contact University Police at 660.562.1254 or follow the department on Twitter for updates @NW_UPD.


Advantage activities

The Northwest community is invited to gather around the Memorial Bell Tower about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, to welcome new students as they participate in the March to the Tower. Ice cream also will be served.

Northwest also will host its annual back-to-school fireworks presentation at about 9 p.m. Sunday at College Park.

A complete Advantage schedule and more information about new student activities are available by clicking here or at Northwest’s online calendar at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468