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Winter Welcome (Freshman Student Orientation)

Winter Welcome 2025
January 10-12

Spring classes begin on Monday, January 13, 2025. 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!


Contact the Student Success Center:
2nd floor B.D. Owens Library
Call 660.562.1695


  • 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


Check back soon for the Winter Welcome 2024 schedule!

Friday, January 10

Saturday, January 11

Sunday, January 12

Office/Service Hours

Check back soon for the Winter Welcome 2024 hours!