NWU New Families Blog
A resource for families of NWU incoming students

Changes to Fall Semester Calendar


We’re excited to welcome students to campus in August.

Like many colleges and universities across the country, we have adjusted our fall semester to start one week early (August 17) and continue on campus until the week of November 23 when residence halls will close and students will return home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Unlike other schools that are shortening their semesters, NWU students will finish the final two weeks of the semester remotely. Most students will not return to campus until the spring semester, which begins January 11.

Housing Details Are Coming Soon

Our Residential Education team believes in the learning and personal growth that happen when our students live on campus. We’re working to ensure students can benefit from those shared living experiences this fall. And we’re creating additional health and safety measures to support our communities throughout the academic year.

We know it’s not easy, but we’ve appreciated your patience as we research and monitor CDC and regional health guidelines and policies, and evolve our own practices. We’ll have specific information to share with you soon.

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Purchasing Fall Semester Books

Now that your student has registered for fall semester classes, they may be wondering about purchasing textbooks.

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Prairie Wolf Prep

We’re preparing new students to join P-Wolf Nation.
Excitement and anxiety swirl together in the summer before people arrive on campus as new or transferring students. “Who will sit with me in the dining hall?” “Where does my class meet?” and a thousand other questions bounce across everyone’s mind.

Beginning in July, we’ll set out to answer as many of those questions as we can with Prairie Wolf Prep.

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NWU Planning for August Classes

We assure you that we’re doing everything we can to welcome your student to campus in August. Face-to-face classes and activities are central to a Nebraska Wesleyan education, and our mission and core values are best showcased when we are personally together.

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Things to Know Ahead of Your Student’s Advising Session

Your student will soon have their summer advising meeting with an academic advisor. The summer advisor will work with your student to craft a first semester schedule based on information your student has provided about their goals, interests, prior education and anticipated involvement on and off campus.

Here are a few things for you to know about academic advising at NWU.

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