Class of 2018

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We could not be more excited for you to join the NU community. This is your go-to page as a Class of 2018 student. It includes all of your need-to-do items for the summer months before you get here in September. Review and check back often; you'll find all of your answers on these pages. The dates directly below are correct; information on subsequent pages will be fully updated by May 2014.

Important Dates for Class of 2018 Students

  • Mid-May 
    Receive physical copy of Purple Prep and begin receiving monthly updates from New Student and Family Programs which will include an exhaustive list of summer checklist items and everything you will need to do before you arrive in September
  • September 12-14, 2014
    International Student Orientation: Required for all international students (F-1 and J-1 visa holders), move-in for international students will begin at 1 p.m. CDT, contact the International Office for more information
  • September 15, 2014
    New Student Move-in Day: Move-in will begin at 8 a.m., visit the Residential Services website for more information about living at Northwestern
  • September 15-16, 2014
    Parent & Family Orientation: Programming begins around 5 p.m. CDT on September 15 and ends around 5 p.m. CDT on September 16
  • September 15-22, 2014; visit the Parent & Family Orientation webpage
    Wildcat Welcome: No other arrangements or events should be scheduled during this required weeklong new student orientation
  • September 23, 2014
    Fall Quarter Classes Begin
  • November 7-9, 2014
    Family Weekend: Information regarding Family Weekend including registration will be released in June 2014; visit the Family Weekend webpage
  • View the comprehensive 2014-2015 University Calendar

Information for Incoming Students

  • Social Media (we'll keep you up-to-date on your favorite sites)
  • Summer Checklist (Check back in May)
    A list of items to complete before you arrive in September

  • Summer Publications (check back in May)
    Crucial information: March to the Arch monthly e-newsletter, Purple Prep and more

  • Wildcat Welcome
    Information about move-in day and new student orientation

  • International Students
    For non-US Citizens

Direct links to important information