Turn “Overwhelmed” into “Overjoyed”

Teacher helping student

By Candice Howell

Starting college involves a steep learning curve with lots of new information to process. It all comes after several whirlwind months of big changes. Throw in the balancing acts of summer jobs, family obligations, summer sports and travel, and it’s no surprise that a lot of students feel overwhelmed.

Our staff can help. We look forward to getting more acquainted with you and your student in the weeks to come. Our team of professionals offers the best support and guidance as you navigate this process.

Our blogs introduce you to the professionals who’ll help your student throughout their collegiate career at NWU. New Student Orientation will feature presentations from several on-campus support services, covering important areas like career development, academic tutoring, athletics, financial aid and more. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions of staff members from those areas at NSO.

Most offices are open over the summer. And you can always reach out via email or phone. You’ve got this! And we have your back.

Candice Howell



Candice Howell is the assistant dean for student success and persistence