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New Student & Family Programs

works to turn this place of buildings into a place of people for our newest community members.

New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) supports undergraduate students as they transition to their first year at Northwestern while partnering with families of all undergraduate students.

Important Dates

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View all important dates

An overview of what new students can expect:

  • May 5: Purple Prep email sent to incoming students (first Tuesday of each month)
  • July/August: New students hear from their Peer Adviser
  • September 7-15: Wildcat Welcome!

Wildcat Welcome

Dash during Wildcat Welcome
What is Wildcat Welcome

Learn more about Wildcat Welcome, Northwestern's weeklong new student orientation program which includes academic advising and registration for fall quarter classes.