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Spring First-time Freshman Orientation

New Student Orientation Spring 2025

Spring classes begin on Monday, January 13. Mark your calendars!

New Student Orientation is a half-day orientation program for incoming spring first-time freshmen. During New Student Orientation, you will spend the day on campus learning more about Northwest services and resources, meeting with an academic advisor and receiving your first semester class schedule.

We understand that you may not be the only one with unanswered questions. You are welcome to bring your parents and family members to attend with you.

How to Sign Up

Register for New Student Orientation at

Orientation starts at 10:30 a.m. at the J.W. Student Union, third floor. Plan to arrive around 10 a.m. to allow time to visit with other offices available at check-in, such as residential life and wellness center. 

There is an optional one-hour campus tour that leaves at 9 a.m. from the same location.

Bearcat Tip: Save the date for Winter Welcome – Jan. 10-12, 2025!

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