An introduction to traditions, facets of the student experience, and building connection with community members through social media engagement. Daily posts from Wildcat Welcome accounts provide opportunities for incoming students and their families to celebrate their upcoming start to Northwestern and begin to connect to the larger community.
Before the Arch consists of videos, programs, live video rooms, and more, all shared directly on the Wildcat Welcome social media accounts. To find the content, be sure to follow Wildcat Welcome on Instagram and join the 2026 and Transfer Facebook group. If you do not have an Instagram - no worries! You now have access to Before the Arch content through our Wildcat Welcome Canvas course.