Admitted Students

Move-in day is August 15!

Inside NWU

Move in day is upon us! As you shop for your dorm room and check in with Blackboard, get familiar with Inside NWU. Bookmark this webpage as it will get you to important links like the library, registrar's office and student organizations.
 

Prairie Wolves Welcome Schedule

After you move in on Wednesday, August 15, we have lots of activities planned for you! Below is a list of events and times to help you plan ahead.

You’ll receive a detailed, printed schedule at check-in on Wednesday, August 15. The dates and times listed below are general times and could be subject to change.
 

Wednesday, August 15

8 a.m. – noon – Check in
All students living on-campus (including early arrivals) check in for Prairie Wolves Welcome and also check-in with Residential Education as applicable.

8:45 a.m. – noon Greek Life Welcome Table
Stop by to say hello, learn more about membership in a fraternity or sorority, and get a free welcome bag.

11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Prairie Point Dining Center open for lunch
Stop by to say hello, learn more about membership in a fraternity or sorority, and get a free welcome bag.

11:30 a.m.­ – noon Transfer Student Check-in for Transfer Orientation
Required for new transfer students (Callen Conference Center, lower level of Smith Curtis)

Noon­ – 3:30 p.m. Transfer Student Orientation
Required for new transfer students. Callen Conference Center, lower level of Smith Curtis)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. University Ministries Open House
Meet Rev. Eduardo Bousson, University Minister and learn about resources and programs offered by University Ministries. (Miller Chapel, Old Main)

3:15 p.m. Class Photo
All students check-in at Abel Stadium for the class photo

3:30 p.m. Parent Convocation
Hear from Dr. Kim Corner, Director of the Counseling Center, and Rev. Eduardo Bousson, University Minister (Snyder Arena, Weary Center)

4:15 p.m. Matriculation Convocation
The ceremonial opening of the 2018 academic school year and formal welcome from the university faculty and staff to the new students. (Snyder Arena, Weary Center)

5:15 p.m. First Walk
A campus tradition in which new students walk through the Arch located at 50th & St Paul into campus, signifying the beginning of their education at NWU. Parents & guests are encouraged to stand along the route for great photo ops.

5:45 p.m. Reception
Reception for students, parents & families. (Lawn north of Story Student Center)

6 p.m. Parent and Family Departure
Parents & guests should depart campus by this time so students can participate in Prairie Wolves Welcome events.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Prairie Wolves Welcome Kick-Off
At Taylor Commons look for the leader holding your group number (located on your packet from check-in). This includes dinner.

8 – 10:30 p.m. Sand Volleyball
Sponsored by Greek Life indulge in ice cream treats at the Prairie Point Dining Center, Story Student Center.

10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
Required for all students who will be living on campus. See signs posted in your halls for more details.
 

Thursday, Aug. 16

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. Breakfast (suggested)
Meal plans activated with breakfast. At the Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center.

8:45 a.m. Meet your Prairie Wolves Welcome groups
At Taylor Commons look for the leader holding your group number (located on your packet from check-in).

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Prairie Wolves Welcome activities
Rotations include sessions with faculty & staff, as well as Bystander Intervention training. These programs are required of all new students. Lunch is part of this rotation.

3 – 5 p.m. Drop-In Advising
At Lower Level Learning Commons, Cochrane-Woods Library, meet with a member of the Advising Team if you have questions about your schedule or want to make changes.

3:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Information Session
At Lower Level of the Story Student Center. Required of all students wanting to participate in sorority recruitment.

4 – 5 p.m. Residence Hall Activities
Join members of your Residence Hall Community for a laid-back afternoon of games and socializing. More information posted in each hall.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

6 – 11 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Night #1
Participants check-in at the lower level of the Student Center.

7:30 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “All Shook Up”
This hip-swiveling, jukebox musical fantasy set in 1955 offers enough raucous Elvis numbers to wear out a dozen blue suede shoes. Tickets are free for students. At the McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center.

9 p.m. S’mores and More sponsored by Residential Education
Join us at the basketball courts by Plainsman Hall
 

Friday, Aug. 17

8:45 a.m. Meet your Prairie Wolves Welcome events
Rotations include sessions with faculty & staff, as well as the first meeting of your Archway Seminar class. These programs are required of all new students. Lunch is part of this rotation..

3 – 4 p.m. Drop-In Advising
At Lower Level Learning Commons, Cochrane-Woods Library, meet with a member of the Advising Team if you have questions about your schedule or want to make changes.

4:30 p.m. Yoga
Join your classmates at the Third floor, Cochrane-Woods Library for a relaxing session of yoga to de-stress after your first few days on campus. Bring your yoga mat if you have one, otherwise mats will be available.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

6 – 11 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Night #2
Participants check-in at the lower level of the Student Center.

7:30 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “All Shook Up”
This hip-swiveling, jukebox musical fantasy set in 1955 offers enough raucous Elvis numbers to wear out a dozen blue suede shoes. Tickets are free for students. At the McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center.

9 p.m. Bowling Bash sponsored by Wesleyan Entertainment Board
Load the buses at 52nd & Huntington (by the Weary Center) and head out for a free night of bowling. Bring money for refreshments and snacks.
 

Saturday, Aug. 18

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lend A Hand to Lincoln
NWU tradition of serving our community. Groups will participate in service projects for a half-day (either morning or afternoon) at various locations. You’ll get more information about your group’s service project when you arrive on campus.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brunch (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

6 – 11 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Night #3
Participants check-in at the lower level of the Student Center.

7:30 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “All Shook Up”
This hip-swiveling, jukebox musical fantasy set in 1955 offers enough raucous Elvis numbers to wear out a dozen blue suede shoes. Tickets are free for students. At the McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center.
 

Sunday, Aug. 20

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brunch (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

2 – 4 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Bid Day
Callen Conference Center, Smith Curtis

2 p.m. NWU Theatre presents “All Shook Up”
This hip-swiveling, jukebox musical fantasy set in 1955 offers enough raucous Elvis numbers to wear out a dozen blue suede shoes. Tickets are free for students. At the McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner (optional)
Prairie Point Dining Center, Student Center

9 – 10 p.m. Jim Wand, Hypnotist
Do not miss this student-favorite event at O’Donnell Auditorium, Rogers Center for Fine Arts. Dr. Wand has been performing at NWU for over 35 consecutive years. Sponsored by Wesleyan Entertainment Board.


Steps to Enrollment

We’re excited to welcome you to Nebraska Wesleyan University and P-Wolf Nation! Please refer to this website for the latest new student updates and to get started on a college experience that will change your life. Here’s how.

1. Join the Class of 2022 today! Submit your $350 tuition deposit.

2. Complete your housing request. Every student must complete a housing request form even if you intent to commute to campus. Even those who qualify for an exemption and live off campus must submit this form.

3. Choose your preferred New Student Orientation (NSO) session where you’ll work closely with a faculty advisor to build a first semester schedule that matches your interests and goals. NSO dates include:

  • May 30, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • June 1, 12 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • June 5, 12 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • June 8, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

4. Complete your First Semester Advising Questionnaire. Your academic advisor will use this information to learn more about your interests and goals and help aid in suggesting a first semester schedule.

    5. Complete your language assessment

    • All students with previous language study in French, German or Spanish need to complete the online Modern Language assessment.
    • The password to enter the exam is wolves1. 
    • Student ID number is not needed to complete the assessment.

    6. Submit all transcripts.

    • Transcripts containing completed, college-level coursework may be submitted at any time.
    • Final high school transcipts must be submitted upon graduation from high school.
    • Submit transcripts to:
      Nebraska Wesleyan University
      Office of the Registrar
      5000 Saint Paul Avenue
      Lincoln, NE 68504
      admissions [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

    7. Submit your Request for Disability Accommodation Form, if applicable.

    Friendly reminders…

    • File your FAFSA. If you haven’t already, you can complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. Nebraska Wesleyan University’s school code is 002555.
    • Questions? Your admissions counselor will guide you through the enrollment process. Call or email any time. 402.465.2218, admissions [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

    Contact or visit us

    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Admissions Office, Smith-Curtis 207
    5000 Saint Paul Avenue
    Lincoln NE 68504
    (402) 465-2218
    Fax (402) 465-2177
    admissions [at] nebrwesleyan.edu