NWU New Families Blog

A resource for families of NWU incoming students

What a Parent Needs to Know–NSO Advising


By Jodi Ryter

New Student Orientation (NSO) includes your student’s first encounter with Nebraska Wesleyan’s special brand of supportive and personal academic advising. They’ll work with an NSO advisor to build a first-semester schedule that incorporates your student’s interests and goals, considers prior education, and aligns with their expected involvement on and off campus.

Please encourage your student to enter NSO ready to talk about their interests and plans, as well as their uncertainties.

We Choose NWU

We’re excited about your student’s decision to attend NWU!

On Friday, April 29, help us celebrate on social media with photos of our newest Prairie Wolves. Using the hashtag #PWolfNation, we ask your student to wear their NWU gear, take a photo in front of something that represents their school, and post a selfie to Instagram.

For each post to Instagram, we’ll add their name to a drawing for a Prairie Wolves Bookstore gift certificate.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@newesleyan) and follow #PWolfNation so you can see your student and their new NWU classmates.

Read more about We Choose NWU

New Student Orientation: What to Expect

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program for new students and families that lays the foundation for your student’s smooth transition into college. These half-day events, held the first two weeks in June, provide necessary information and connections for the fall 2022 semester and beyond.

At NSO, students register for fall semester classes, activate their university accounts, and meet their classmates to build solid connections.

Read more about New Student Orientation: What to Expect