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About Us

What We Do

Human-centered in approach and individualistic in support, the Office of New Student Experience (NSE) consists of staff members and student leaders aiming to support new undergraduate students. In short, NSE works to turn this place of buildings into a place of people for our newest community members.

Through communication, Wildcat Welcome, and the True Northwestern Dialogue Series, NSE works with undergraduate students from the moment they decide to attend the University continuing to the end of their first year. The work of the office could not be done without the dedicated work of passionate approximately 250 student leaders, who NSE works intensively to select, train, and mentor each year.

Our Mission

Aids in the transition of our new students.  We work with the incoming class from the moment they decide to attend Northwestern through the end of their first year. 

Learning Outcomes

Students who engage in the programs, activities, and services provided by New Student Experience will [or will be able to]…

  • Articulate expectations for Northwestern community members and how they can engage in and positively contribute to the community. (Interpersonal Competence)
  • Navigate the campus physical environment and utilize University resources that will contribute to their success at Northwestern. (Cognitive and Practical Skills)
  • Articulate/Describe their personal strengths and how they can use these strengths to achieve their personal and professional goals. (Personal Development)