Find your True Northwestern

Quaecumque Sunt Vera
University Motto: Whatsoever things are true

Starting to find what is true and right for you is what your first year at Northwestern is all about. True Northwestern is a guided roadmap that integrates academic, social, and community experiences with your own set of unique talents and aspirations. Use the booklet and its four pillars to assist in your journey as you find your True Northwestern.

View the True Northwestern online booklet

 

When do first-year students learn about this?

First years first learn about True Northwestern during Wildcat Welcome in a group discussion led by their Peer Adviser. The Peer Adviser will discuss how this book can impact and guide their first year and what it all actually means from the student perspective. 

Why do we have True Northwestern?

True Northwestern provides suggestions on how to move through their first year in a way that will help to set-up their entire tenure. It helps students cut through confusion and noise while aiding students in seeking an optimal learning experience. Each journey and path should be unique; use True Northwestern to create a path that is authentic to you.

True Northwestern Throughout the Year

The True Northwestern Dialogue (TND) Series begins over the summer and runs throughout the first year. The series is comprised of 13 programs that are directly connected to what you see in True Northwestern, topics that will guide you to better understanding yourself, this community, and how to seek help.