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.

Supporting Your Student’s Wellness

by Karri Alschwede and Kim Corner

We hope your student is excited to begin their NWU experience. We see a strong connection between our students’ wellness and their engagement on campus. That’s why we do so much to support their health and their involvement here.

Your student has access to excellent health and wellness support via Nebraska Wesleyan’s Student Health Services and Counseling Services.

Getting Involved on Campus

by Derrick Gulley, Jr.

“What are you going into?”

It’s a question college students get again and again. While some have eager answers, many more won’t have everything figured out just yet. And that’s perfectly fine—even advantageous. College is about exploring possibilities.

Prairie Wolves Bookstore: Your One-stop Shop

Now that your student is registered for fall classes, maybe you’re wondering about textbooks.

College 101

The Archway Seminar (AWS) will prepare your student for new academic challenges. It’s their first-semester course on succeeding in college.

Student Housing: Encourage Your Student to Check Their Inbox

by Kara Brant

We’re excited to share your student’s housing placement soon. Your student will receive an email shortly after July 4 with the following information: