Move-in Day Details
Move-in Day

—by Brandi Sestak, assistant dean for student success and residential education

Ever wonder how approximately 900 students move onto campus over just a few days? It’s not easy, even in “normal” circumstances!

At NWU we’re developing as smooth of a move-in process as possible, keeping in mind proper social distancing and other health guidelines. We in Residential Education are grateful for your patience as we’ve finalized these plans this spring and summer.

All residents should have now received their instructions on how to sign-up for a two hour, move-in time block either via email or their new student housing mailing. It is very important that students sign-up for their move-in time before 5 p.m. on August 1.

After that deadline, the Residential Education team will assign students their move-in date and time. We kindly ask that local students take the earlier available time slots to leave the later timeslots open for students traveling a distance to campus.

As you prepare for move-in day, here are a couple of reminders:

  • Each student is allowed no more than two additional helpers for moving. All others will need to remain outside and away from the move-in area.
  • Anyone who assists with move-in must be free of any COVID-19 related symptoms and wear a mask. No one will be allowed inside the building without a mask.
  • Students should avoid any unnecessary travel (especially to areas that might be considered “hot spots”) and limit contact with people outside their home at least two weeks before their move-in date. We strongly recommend that students with access to COVID-19 testing in their community get tested before coming to campus.

While move-in will look and feel different this year, the excitement of a new year, new friends and an enriching academic experience will remain the same. We’re excited to get started! See you soon. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Residential Education staff at lrs [at] or (402) 465-2203.

Brandi Sestak



Brandi Sestak has worked in residential education at NWU since 2008.