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PA Important Dates

Peer Advisers will be expected to attend all spring and fall training. Please carefully review the list of commitments below before deciding to apply. 

2021 Peer Adviser Community Celebration

This optional event on Monday, March 29 from 8-8:45 p.m. CDT provides newly-selected PAs with an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and the broader PA community through SpeedFriending, polls, and to see a preview of things to come during spring.

Peer Adviser Spring Retreat

Peer Advisers will attend the PA Spring Retreat on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CDT. This virtual retreat includes real-time programming, and provides an opportunity for PAs to come together to begin meeting others, those in their Board Group (a smaller group of 20 PAs they'll be with throughout the year), and setting some foundation for the PA role. 

Peer Adviser Training & Leadership Course

PAs will be assigned to one section of the Peer Adviser Leadership and Training Course held every week during the spring quarter. Each section is led by a Board member, includes approximately 20 PAs, and timing is based on academic schedules.

Spring All-Staff

The End of Spring All-Staff will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. CDT The All-Staff Session provides an opportunity for the PA community to come back together to close out spring quarter and learn logistical information needed to head into the summer before receiving their PA Group assignment!

Summer Responsibilities

There are no required, real-time training or meeting spaces during summer for Peer Advisers. Peer Advisers focus on receiving their PA Group roster and organizing communication with their new students. Because of this, email reply timeliness is important as we help support students in their transition to Northwestern!

PA Camp

Fall PA Camp will be Wednesday, September 8 - Sunday, September 12, 2021.

PAs will move in early in the daytime on Wednesday, September 8 with PA Camp starting in the late afternoon. Each day of PA Camp consists of programming throughout the day with wellness breaks woven throughout. The earliest session each day begins at 9 a.m. and the latest session ends at 9 p.m. PAs should not plan other programming during this time.

* If you are a member of a fraternity/sorority planning to live in the house for the fall 2021, it is your responsibility to secure early move-in approval from your house as soon as possible.  If you are not able to move in early, it is your responsibility to find alternate early move-in housing. NSFP will not be able to provide early housing for any PA not living in a residence hall or residential college.

Wildcat Welcome

Wildcat Welcome 2021 will be Monday, September 13 through Monday, September 20. As of January 2021, Wildcat Welcome is planned to occur largely in-person for September 2021, though format and dates are subject to change based on health and safety guidelines. PAs are expected to participate fully in Wildcat Welcome throughout each day during this period, and should not plan to participate in student organization activities.