Wesleyan Wednesdays

Video content and resources for families of NWU students

Making the transition to college can be stressful for both students and their families. To help you get your Nebraska Wesleyan experience off to a strong start, we’ve compiled a series of videos and other materials to help you become familiar with campus processes and resources available to your student.

We’ll post additional content once in the months of September, October and November.


Accessing student accounts

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, your college student will have to grant you access to view his or her tuition statement, financial aid, final grades and other information. This PDF document will show the steps that your student needs to take to grant you access to Self Service, as well as Nelnet. Students were also emailed instructions to their NWU email with their tuition statement in early July.



Gender Based Violence Prevention

Gender based violence prevention and education is a topic that we take seriously at NWU. Dani Jurgens, project coordinator for the Department of Justice grant will share information about programs that your new student will participate in prior to the beginning of classes, as well as our efforts to educate our community on violence prevention.



Healthy Community

Learn about the university’s efforts to support your student's mental and physical health through the Prairie Wolf Achievement Workshop Series (PAWS) programs, as well as policies and programs regarding substance use on campus. Janelle Schutte Andreini, assistant dean for student success and campus community will also share information on the required Year 1 College Alcohol Profile (Y1CAP) survey for students.


New Student Transitions

Vice President of Student Life, Sarah Kelen explains how to prepare your student for their first year at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Learn about key points and conversations to have with your student about self-advocacy, how college can differ from high school for both students and their families, and the importance of community. This also covers student privacy rights and autonomy.



Thinking Ahead: Living On-Campus at NWU

Brandi Sestak, assistant dean for student success and residential education, discusses your student’s transition to on-campus living, helpful tips, move-in details and how we plan to work together to keep our communities healthy this year.



Thinking Ahead: Commuting at NWU

Help prepare your commuter student for their first year at Nebraska Wesleyan with tips and tools from Assistant Dean for Student Success and Campus Community, Janelle Schutte Andreini. She will share logistics for fall orientation and various ways that you as a parent or guardian can support your student’s success.



NWU Dining

Hear about options and locations for on-campus dining, including meal plans and Munch Money. Does your student have dietary restrictions? This video also includes information about MyZone, a designated “pantry” for students with dietary restrictions, and how to request dietary accommodations through Sodexo.