True Northwestern Dialogues

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

True Northwestern Dialogues (TNDs) series prompts every new student to explore issues related to self, connection to the communitty, navigation, and well -being. The series consists of two online components during the summer (described here), three sessions during Wildcat Welcome, and two sessions with your peer adviser group each quarter. 

Summer Online TNDs

All incoming students must complete two online TNDs during the summer months prior to their arrival on campus. Purple Prep will include the deadline for these programs.

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Wildcat Welcome TNDs

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