Admitted Students

Inside NWU

Move in day is upon us! As you shop for your residence hall room and check in with Blackboard, get familiar with Inside NWU. Bookmark this webpage as it will get you to important links like the library, registrar's office and student organizations.

Prairie Wolves Welcome Schedule

Items in bold are required. Optional events are subject to change. The final schedule will be available via the NWU Live App starting Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Wednesday, August 21

Required events

8 a.m. – noon – Check in 
Prairie Wolf A/B, lower level of the Story Student Center
All first-year students living on-campus (including early arrivals) check-in for Prairie Wolves Welcome and also check-in with Residential Education. Students commuting to campus do not check-in until Commuter Orientation at 1 p.m. 

Move-in parking assignments are based on students' residence hall. Centennial, Johnson and Pioneer Hall residents should enter the north side of campus at 53rd and Madison. Plainsman and Burt Hall residents can temporarily park along the north side of Huntington Ave. near 52nd Street.

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Commuter Student Orientation, Acklie Hall of Science, Room 207
Required for all first-year students commuting to campus (transfer students commuting to campus do not attend this session).

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Transfer Student Orientation, Callen Conference Center, lower level of Smith Curtis
Required for all new transfer students.

3:30 p.m. All students meet on Abel Commons for class photo, between Old Main & Acklie Hall of Science
Families and guests should make their way to Snyder Arena for Matriculation Convocation at the Snyder Arena, Weary Center.

4:15 p.m. Matriculation Convocation, Snyder Arena, Weary Center
The ceremonial opening of the 2019 academic school year and formal welcome from the university faculty and staff . 

5:15 p.m. First Walk, Starts at Snyder Arena
A campus tradition in which new students walk through the Arch located at 50th & St. Paul into campus, signifying the beginning of their education at NWU. Families and guests are encouraged to stand along the route for great photo ops. A reception for families, guests and students will follow.

6 p.m. Parent and Guest Departure
Parents and guests should depart campus by this time so students can participate in Prairie Wolves Welcome events.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Prairie Wolves Welcome Kick-Off, Taylor Commons
All new students meet their PWW groups. Look for the leader holding your group number (located on your packet from check-in). This includes dinner.

10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings, Look for signs posted in your halls for more details on location. 
Required for all students who will be living on campus. 

Optional events

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Help Desk, Story Student Center lobby, upper level Student leaders will be available to give directions and answer questions.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. University offices open

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Prairie Wolves Bookstore Open, Story Student Center, upper level

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pick up your Student ID/Parking Permit/Student Mailbox Information, Mail Room/Copy Center, lower level of Smith Curtis. Also available on Thursday and Friday.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Greek Life Welcome Table, Story Student Center lobby, upper level
Stop by to say hello, learn more about membership in a fraternity or sorority, and get a free welcome bag.

11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Prairie Point Dining Center open for lunch, Story Student Center
Cash or card accepted (meal plans are not activated at this time).

1:30 – 2 p.m. University Ministries Welcome and Blessing, Old Main Amphitheatre, east side of Old Main
Join University Ministries staff to learn about the different on-campus offerings for spiritual development.

8 – 9:30 p.m. Ice cream social sponsored by Greek Life, Prairie Point Dining Center, Story Student Center

8 – 10:30 p.m. Sand Volleyball, Sand Volleyball courts located by Plainsman Hall

Thursday, Aug. 22

Required events

8 a.m. Meet your Prairie Wolves Welcome groups, Taylor Commons
All new students meet their PWW groups. Look for the leader holding Look for the leader holding your group number (located on your packet from check-in).

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Prairie Wolves Welcome activities, Taylor Commons
Includes sessions with faculty & staff, as well as Bystander Intervention training. These programs are required of all new students. Lunch is provided.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. College Possible Student Meeting, Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center
Required for College Possible participants only.

Optional events

7– 8 a.m. Breakfast (suggested), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center
Meal plans activated with breakfast. 

3 – 4:30 p.m. Campus tours, Student Center, upper level
Bring your schedule and we will show you where your classrooms are located. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the Student Center lobby.

3 – 5 p.m. Pick up your Student ID/Parking Permit/Student Mailbox Information, Mail Room/Copy Center, lower level of Smith Curtis

3 – 5 p.m. Drop-In Advising, Lower Level Learning Commons, Cochrane-Woods Library
Meet with a member of the Advising Team if you have questions about your schedule or want to make changes.

3 – 5 p.m. University Offices open

3 – 5 p.m. Prairie Wolves Bookstore open, Story Student Center, upper level

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Information Session, Prairie Wolf A/B, lower level of the Story Student Center
Required of all students wanting to participate in sorority recruitment.

4 – 5 p.m. Residence Hall Activities
Join members of your Residence Hall Community for a laid-back afternoon of games and socializing. More information posted in each hall.

4 – 5 p.m. Interfaith Trivia with NWU Bridge, Acklie Hall, Room 207
Join members of NWU’s interfaith organization for trivia. Snacks provided.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

6 – 8 p.m. Open Rec, Weary Center
Open courts, weight room, cardio and the pool will be open for students to use. Make sure to take your fob or student ID with you.

6:15 – 11 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Night #1, participants check-in at the lower level of the Student Center.

7 – 10 p.m. Outdoor Rec, Taylor Commons
Meet new people during friendly games of sand volleyball, spikeball, cornhole or basketball. Weather permitting.

7:30 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “Footloose”, McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center
See the theatre production of this 80’s movie about teenage rebellion. Tickets are free for students. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (402)465-2384 or email theatre [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.

Friday, Aug. 23

Required events

8:30 a.m. Meet your Prairie Wolves Welcome groups, Taylor Commons
Look for the leader holding your group number (located on your packet from check-in).

8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Prairie Wolves Welcome events, Taylor Commons
Rotations include sessions with faculty and staff, as well as the first meeting of your Archway Seminar class. These programs are required of all new students. Lunch is part of this rotation.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Class Lip-Dub project
Each year, the entering class creates a lip-dub video. Your PWW leader will have more information.

Optional events

7– 8 a.m. Breakfast (suggested), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center 

3 – 4:30 p.m. Campus tours, Student Center, upper level
Bring your schedule and we will show you where your classrooms are located. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the Student Center lobby.

3 – 5 p.m. Pick up your Student ID/Parking Permit/Student Mailbox Information, Mail Room/Copy Center, lower level of Smith Curtis

3 – 5 p.m. Drop-In Advising, Lower Level Learning Commons, Cochrane-Woods Library
Meet with a member of the Advising Team if you have questions about your schedule or want to make changes.

3 – 5 p.m. University Offices open

3 – 5 p.m. Prairie Wolves Bookstore open, Story Student Center, upper level

4:30 p.m. Yoga, Third floor, Cochrane-Woods Library Join your classmates for a relaxing session of yoga to de-stress after your first few days on campus. Bring your yoga mat if you have one, otherwise mats will be available.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

5:45 – 11 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Night #2, Prairie Wolf A/B, lower level of the Story Student Center

6 – 8 p.m. Open Rec, Weary Center
Open courts, weight room, cardio and the pool will be open for students to use. Make sure to take your fob or student ID with you.

7:30 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “Footloose”, McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center
See the theatre production of this 80’s movie about teenage rebellion. Tickets are free for students. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (402)465-2384 or email theatre [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.

9 p.m. Bowling Bash sponsored by Wesleyan Entertainment Board,
Load the buses at 52nd & Huntington (by the Weary Center) and head out for a free night of bowling. Bring money for refreshments and snacks.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Required events

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lend A Hand to Lincoln
NWU tradition of serving our community. Groups will participate in service projects for a half-day (either morning or afternoon) at various locations. You’ll get more information about your group’s service project when you arrive on campus.

Optional events

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Prairie Wolves Bookstore Open, Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brunch (optional), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

5:45 – 11 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Night #3, Prairie Wolf A/B, lower level of the Story Student Center

7:30 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “Footloose”, McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center
See the theatre production of this 80’s movie about teenage rebellion. Tickets are free for students. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (402)465-2384 or email theatre [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.

8 – 10 p.m. DIY Craft Night sponsored by Wesleyan Entertainment Board (WEB),Prairie Point Dining Center, Story Student Center
All supplies provided.

TBD Open Rec, Weary Center
Open courts, weight room, cardio and the pool will be open for students to use. Make sure to take your fob or student ID with you.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Optional events

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brunch (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

12 – 4 p.m. Prairie Wolves Bookstore open, Story Student Center, upper level

2 – 4 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Bid Day, Callen Conference Center, lower level of Smith Curtis

2 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “Footloose”, McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center
See the theatre production of this 80’s movie about teenage rebellion. Tickets are free for students. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (402)465-2384 or email theatre [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional), Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Special Hours: Cochrane-Woods Library open for you to check out or print materials before classes begin.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fraternity Recruitment Information Session, Prairie Wolf A/B, lower level of the Story Student Center
Those interested in participating in recruitment activities for the three fraternities on campus should attend this event.

8 – 9 p.m. Praise ‘n Pie, Miller Chapel, Old Main
Join University Ministries in the tradition of worship and prayer the night before classes begin. Meet new friends and enjoy pie.

9 – 10 p.m. Hypnotist Nadeen Manuel, O’Donnell Auditorium, Rogers Center for Fine Arts
The NWU tradition of a hypnotist the night before classes dates back over 35 years! You do not want to miss this event. Sponsored by Wesleyan Entertainment Board.

TBD Open Rec, Weary Center
Open courts, weight room, cardio and the pool will be open for students to use. Make sure to take your fob or student ID with you.


Steps to Enrollment

We’re excited to welcome you to Nebraska Wesleyan University and P-Wolf Nation! Please refer to this website for the latest new student updates and to get started on a college experience that will change your life. Here’s how.

1. Join the Class of 2023 today! Submit your $350 tuition deposit.

2. Complete your housing requestEvery student must complete a housing request form even if you intent to commute to campus. Even those who qualify for an exemption and live off campus must submit this form.

3. Complete your First Semester Advising Questionnaire. Your academic advisor will use this information to learn more about your interests and goals and help aid in suggesting a first semester schedule.

    4. Complete your language assessment. 

    • All students with previous language study in French, German or Spanish need to complete the online Modern Language assessment.
    • The password to enter the exam is wolves1. 
    • Student ID number is not needed to complete the assessment.

    5. Submit all transcripts.

    • Transcripts containing completed, college-level coursework may be submitted at any time.
    • Final high school transcipts must be submitted upon graduation from high school.
    • Submit transcripts to:
      Nebraska Wesleyan University
      Office of the Registrar
      5000 Saint Paul Avenue
      Lincoln, NE 68504
      admissions [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

    6. Submit your Request for Disability Accommodation Form, if applicable.


    Friendly reminders …

    • File your FAFSA. If you haven’t already, you can complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. Nebraska Wesleyan University’s school code is 002555.
    • Submit your Health History Form. If you haven’t already, please complete and submit this form as soon as possible. Not completing the form as requested will result in delayed class registration for the spring 2020 semester.
    • Complete the “U Got This” Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Training. Nebraska Wesleyan University partners with Catharsis Productions to educate students on how to recognize, address and prevent gender-based violence on our campus. All students are required to complete the online training module, and instructions were emailed to you from ugotthissupport [at] catharsisproductions.com. Please check your spam/junk files if you do not see the email in your Inbox. The deadline to complete this training is July 31.
    • Complete the College Alcohol Profile. The College Alcohol Profile takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. It is imperative that you accurately enter your NWU student identification number when completing the survey. Your ID information can be found by your name in the Academic Analysis section in WebAdvisor.
    • Check your NWU email regularly. You will receive instructions and reminders for items that need your attention prior to your arrival on campus throughout the summer.
    • Questions? Your admissions counselor will guide you through the enrollment process. Call or email any time. (402) 465-2218, admissions [at] nebrwesleyan.edu