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Commuter - Traditional Student


Fall 2020 Orientation schedule for incoming traditional commuters.

commuters in a car holding sign that says "welcome to UNW"

Monday, August 24 - Tuesday, August 25

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Monday, August 24
TimeLocationEvent
10:00am-12:00pm                                                            
Billy Graham Community Life Commons (BGCLC) + Residence Halls                

Check-In, Student Information & Services - See Commuter Check In Map

Please use the following times to determine when you check in:

10:00-11:00am – Last Names A-L

11:00am-12:00pm – Last Names M-Z

Stay in your car as you drive through various check points to receive your welcome packet, UNW swag, and other items you'll need as a new student. You will also meet members of Commuter Life to hear about how to get involved on campus as a commuter!

Once checked in, you will have the opportunity to park and connect with various service areas like Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Meal Plans, and more. 

Don't forget to stop by the Parent Tent with your parents or guests on your way out, too!

11:00am-12:30pmOff CampusLunch on your own.
Due to social distancing, we ask that all students and guests plan on going off-campus, if possible, after your check-in and arrival experience.
We suggest students plan to return to campus between 12:30 and 12:45 to find their Orientation Group Home Room for Welcome To Northwestern Session that begins at 1:00pm.
1:00-2:00pmVarious Locations - Livestreamed
Welcome To Northwestern Session
Required for all new students. You'll watch with your Orientation Group on campus in an assigned space.
Click here for your Orientation Group Information!
Click here to watch livestream. (Your parents can watch, too!)

2:00-4:30pmVarious Locations - Livestreamed
Student Session - Student Life
Required for all new students. You'll watch with your Orientation Group on campus in an assigned space.
Click here for your Orientation Group Information!
Click here to watch livestream.

4:30-6:30pmBGCLC Main Dining - Campus Green seating sideCommuter Connection - Session & Meal
Grab dinner in the main dining center and connect with your Commuter Life staff and student leaders about life as a commuter on campus!
7:00-9:30pm                                    Ericksen Athletic Fields and Campus Green
All Student Event - Drone Picture on field and Prep Your College Space activity on the Green!
Tuesday, August 25
TimeLocationEvent
7:00-8:00amBGCLC Main DiningBreakfast available - on your own.
8:00am-12:00pmVarious Locations - LivestreamedAcademic Kick-Off - Training & Break-outs
Required for all new students. You'll watch with your Orientation Group on campus in an assigned space.
Click here for your Orientation Group Information!
Click here to watch livestream.

12:00-1:00pmYour Orientation Group BuildingBagged lunches will be available near your Orientation Group Home Room.
Grab your bagged lunch and feel free to eat outside.
1:00-2:00pmVarious Locations -
see attached or refer to handout in your folder
Meet The Faculty
Required for all new students.

Meet the Faculty 2020 Locations

2:00-5:00pmCampus GreenStudent Involvement Fair Open House
2:30-6:00pmTotino Fine Arts CenterOptional: Music Auditions.

Contact the Music Office at (651) 631-5218 or (888) 878-5514 with any questions.
4:30-6:30pmCampus GreenDinner-On-A-Stick
No State Fair? No problem.
Swipe your Student ID to purchase a meal ticket at the Heritage Cafe before grabbing your dinner on the Green.

6:45-7:45pmKnight Performance Hall AuditoriumWorship 1
7:45-8:15pmNazareth CourtyardWorship 1 Snack
Wednesday, August 26

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