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Winter Welcome (Freshman Student Orientation)

Winter Welcome 2023
January 8-10

Spring classes begin on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Mark your calendars!

Welcome to Campus!

College is a whole new world, but it only takes a few days to make it feel like home. Winter Welcome is your chance to settle in, explore your new home and meet other Bearcats. The events range from academic to fun activities. During Winter Welcome, you meet with your University Seminar class, visit with your academic advisor, and take care of campus business such as picking up your laptop and textbooks. There are also events such as movie and game nights!

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Questions?

Contact the Student Success Center:
2nd floor B.D. Owens Library
Call 660.562.1695
Email studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu
Text 660.235.3362

Checklist

  • Visit the ID Office to take your Bearcat Card photo, if you haven’t already
  • Verify your enrollment in CatPAWS
  • Pick up your textbooks at the Station (verify your enrollment first and take your Bearcat Card with you)
  • Register your car in CatPAWS and pick up your parking pass in Student Account Services if you plan to have a car on campus
  • Sign the Laptop Agreement in CatPAWS and pick up your laptop at Jon T. Rickman Electronic Support Center (take your Bearcat Card with you)
  • Check your Northwest email account daily. Your email username and password can be found in CatPAWS under “Personal Information”
  • Attend University Seminar class at 1 p.m. on Monday and at 1 p.m. on Tuesday

Schedule

Sunday, January 9

Time Event Location
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Safe Ride Available Varies
1:00 p.m. Residence Halls Open Varies
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Textbook Pickup The Station
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bearcat Card ID Photos 1st Floor Union, Bearcat Commons
4:00 - 11:00 p.m. Bearcat Commons Opens 1st Floor Union
7:00 p.m. Residence Hall Orientation 1st Floor of your residential hall

Monday, January 10

Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Bearcat Commons Open 1st Floor Union
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bearcat Card ID Photos 2nd Floor Union, Student Affairs Office
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Textbook Pickup The Station
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Laptop Pickup Electronic Campus Support Center
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. New Student Orientation
(for students who have not attended an orientation)
2nd Floor Library, Room 231
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. University Seminar Class Seminar Classroom
View your class schedule in CatPAWS to determine your Seminar classroom.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Advising Advisor's Office
Check your email for a message from your advisor!
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Movie at the Hangar

Limited spots available. Ticket distribution will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hangar and is first-come, first-serve. Safe Rides will be available to shuttle students who do not have transportation. More info to come. Visit hangar1.com for show times.
Hangar

Transfer or Returning Students: If you need to meet with an advisor during Winter Welcome, email your assigned advisor for office hours, or stop by the Student Success Center

Tuesday, January 11

Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Bearcat Commons Open 1st Floor Union
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bearcat Card ID Photos 2nd Floor Union, Student Affairs Office
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Textbook Pickup The Station
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Laptop Pickup Electronic Campus Support Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. University Seminar Class Seminar Classroom
View your class schedule in CatPAWS to determine your Seminar classroom.
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Safe Ride Available Varies

Wednesday, January 12

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. Classes Begin Varies

Other

Time Event Location
Dec. 15 - Jan. 12 Verification Open in CatPAWS
*Make sure you verify before you pick up your textbooks!
CatPAWS
January 26
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Student Organization Fair
Hosted by Office of Student Involvement
Student Recreation Center

Office/Service Hours

Textbook Services
Pick up your textbooks

The Station
Sunday, Jan. 9 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Information Technology
Pick up your laptop

Jon T. Rickman Electronic Campus Support Center
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Account Services
Questions about your bill

Administration Building, 1st floor
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Financial Assistance Office
Questions about your loans, scholarships, grants, etc.

Administration Building, 2nd floor
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bearcat Commons
Use your meal plan

J.W. Jones Student Union
Sunday, Jan. 9 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bearcat Card ID Photos
Get your Bearcat Card

J.W. Jones Student Union, 2nd floor
Sunday, Jan. 9 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office of Residential Life
Questions about housing

J.W. Jones Student Union, 2nd floor
Sunday, Jan. 9 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Success Center
Centralized hub providing a variety of academic resources

2nd floor, B.D. Owens Library | 660.562.1695
Monday, Jan. 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Safe Ride Shuttle
Transportation service to various retail stores in Maryville

View shuttle route
Sunday, Jan 9 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 11 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.