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 wellness. The series consists of two online components during the summer (described here), four 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: Haven and AlcoholEdu. Both programs will become available in August to complete before arriving to campus in September; students will receive full details via the August March to the Arch email.

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.

TNDs during the Year

Twice per quarter, new students will participate in a TND that extends the conversation related to topics they started during Wildcat Welcome, but now with a bit more context and lived college experience. Students will continue these TNDs with their PA group!