NWU Families Blog

A resource for families of NWU students

Holiday Blessings from Our Campus Community


As the holidays approach, we’re often reminded to pause and reflect on our blessings. This comes easily because we have so many reasons to celebrate this year. For example, this fall, we:

  • welcomed our third largest class of new students in NWU history,
  • broke ground on our new baseball and softball stadiums,
  • completed the renovation of Elder Theatre,
  • launched a new major in public health.

We continue to invest in your student’s education and provide those impactful experiences that you expect of a Nebraska Wesleyan education.

Your Student’s First Eight Weeks

by Derrick Gulley

Getting involved on campus is one of the keys to college success. And there’s always something going on at NWU and in Lincoln.

Encourage your student to attend the Involvement Fair on August 30. That’s where they can sign up for student clubs and organizations.

There are also plenty of social events and helpful programs to get your student connected on campus. Here are some fall semester highlights on campus:

Your Student’s To-Do List

Your student’s Nebraska Wesleyan experience starts soon, and we want to ensure a smooth transition. That means completing this list of ‘to-dos’ before the start of the semester. Please encourage your student to take care of these things by August 16.

The Big Day: Wednesday, August 16

by Erin Hoffman and Derrick Gulley

Wednesday, August 16 is Day One of your student’s campus experience at Nebraska Wesleyan University! That’s when our Prairie Wolves Welcome orientation program kicks off four full days of activity.

Working on Campus

by Joe Warner

NWU’s campus jobs carry advantages beyond the extra income.

We’re Getting Ready for Your Student’s Arrival

by Erin Hoffman

Our facilities crews are busy all year. But they’re at their busiest right now—wrapping up significant summer projects all over campus. Your student will benefit from some serious upgrades when they arrive in August.

One major change is the removal of our previous science building, Olin Hall, which was replaced by the Acklie Hall of Science. During the spring semester, we will open a new greenspace where Olin once stood. It will be an inviting place where students can relax and socialize outdoors with friends.