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.

We’re Getting Ready for Your Arrival

The Residential Education Office is hard at work preparing for your student’s arrival to campus. There’s nothing we look forward to more than welcoming students to campus and reestablishing our vibrant and supportive living community. We hope your student is excited, too!

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New Families Blog

Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year for high school seniors. It is for us at Nebraska Wesleyan University, too. Those highlights like prom, championships and graduation are the capstone to a high school career. I remember them fondly. Not only from my own days as a student, but because I’m a father. Thinking back to my own daughter’s senior year of high school, I know just how important those moments are to your child and how important they are to you as proud family members.

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Caring for Your Mental Health during Uncertain Times

Dr. Kim Corner (’98) directs counseling services at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She has tips for students and families seeking to maintain mental health through difficult times.

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Advice on Advising

One of the ways Nebraska Wesleyan realizes its central value of personal attention to students is through its advising system. We start with summer advising, where a specially trained New Student Orientation (NSO) advisor, drawn from our most experienced advisors, will develop a schedule based on each student’s needs and interests.

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We’re Celebrating Your NWU Student

We’re excited about your student’s decision to attend NWU! On Friday, May 1, we’re filling social media with photos of our newest Prairie Wolves. Using the hashtag, #IChooseNWyou, we ask your student to wear their NWU gear and post a selfie to Twitter and Instagram.

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