Essential NUs

Essential NU (ENU) is a series of mandatory, issue-oriented programs for new students

Essential NU (ENU) is a series of mandatory, issue-oriented programs for new students to learn about the University and community expectations. There are two types of ENUs that all students must complete: Summer Online ENUs and Wildcat Welcome ENUs.

Summer Online ENUs

All incoming students must complete three online ENU programs during the summer months prior to their arrival on campus. 

  1. Agent of Change 
  2. For the Record 
  3. AlcoholEdu 

Wildcat Welcome ENUs

Students will participate in several Essential NUs throughout Wildcat Welcome to help them prepare for their tenure at Northwestern. Students will attend each ENU with their Peer Adviser group.  The ENU's will cover various topics important to our Northwester community including Inclusion, Mental Health, and Sexual Health. Students who do not attend each ENU will have a hold placed on their course registration until all programs are completed.