Northwestern loves transfer students, meaning we could not be more thrilled to have you begin your NU journey with us. There could be a number of reasons you chose to move from your previous institution for Northwestern, but the Office of New Student and Family Programs is here to ensure you find all of the terrific resources the Wildcat community has to offer to all students. In order to prepare for your arrival to Northewstern, please read below.
Purple Prep: Transfer student edition
Purple Prep: Transfer student edition is your go-to-guide for anything you need to know during the summer leading to the start of your Northwestern career. Have questions but don't know where to look? Start with Purple Prep, it is your best bet.
We recognize that you have been through a freshman year and orientation program before, but rest assured Wildcat Welcome has so much more in store for transfer students. You will receive a Transfer Peer Adviser at the beginning of August; this student leader is a transfer student themself so they have been through this process before. You will be with your Transfer Peer Adviser throughout Wildcat Welcome and your first year at Northwestern. There are a number of transfer-specific programs and events during Wildcat Welcome to ensure you not only get a good feel of campus but also of the new transfer cohort.
You will arrive for new student move-in day on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Mandatory events for Wildcat Welcome run from Thursday, September 20 through Wednesday, September 26. The exact schedule will be released at a later date.
Even your parents are welcome (we welcome them even if you don't)! Parent and Family Orientation is hosted the first two days of Wildcat Welcome.