NWU New Families Blog

A resource for families of NWU incoming students

Here We Go!


Thursday, August 18 is the Big Day. It’s the day Nebraska Wesleyan University launches the fall semester for new students.

Most new students living on campus will move in on this day. (Fall student-athletes, sorority recruitment participants and transfer students may arrive earlier.) But all new students, including commuters, can expect a full day of activities on the 18th.

Campus offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for any final business students must tend to before classes start on Monday.

Prairie Wolves Welcome: August 18-21

The first few weeks on campus can be filled with both excitement and anxiety. It’s natural for students to feel nervous about things like finding their classes, navigating the dining hall and making friends.

Prairie Wolves Welcome (PWW), scheduled August 18-21, is designed to alleviate concerns like these and foster new students’ connections to important campus resources.

PWW is critical to your student’s transition to NWU. While programming is required for all new students, including commuters, it’s also purposefully fun.

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We’ve Got Their Back.

Campus connections make a big difference in your student’s college career. And Nebraska Wesleyan works hard to help students make those connections to campus resources right away.

Cooper Center for Academic Success

The Cooper Center can help with writing, speaking and study skills. Trained peer consultants collaborate with students to revise papers, sharpen presentations and prepare for exams. They partner with students at every level, from introductory courses to senior capstones.

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The Perks of Campus Employment

By Joe Warner

Encourage your student to consider applying for on-campus jobs. Working on campus has many advantages beyond extra income.

Why work on campus?

Jobs are conveniently close to your student’s campus home, and often flexible. The work builds valuable skills and often deepens students’ connections to the campus community. Students are also guaranteed a supervisor who knows their schooling comes first.

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Prairie Wolves Bookstore: Your One-stop Shop

Now that your student is registered for fall classes, you may be wondering about textbooks. Prairie Wolves Bookstore has your student covered with a vast array of course materials and tools for success in the classroom. That includes new, used and digital texts, as well as a textbook rental program and price match policy.

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Student Health: Supporting Your Student’s Wellness

By Karri Ahlschwede

Your student has access to excellent free health care via Student Health at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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