What is Wildcat Welcome?
Wildcat Welcome is Northwestern's weeklong orientation for all new students (mandatory for both first-year college and transfer students). Wildcat Welcome discusses college transition issues, advising and course registration for your first quarter and provides an opportunity to meet your entire class. It is the best way to start getting familiar with your new surroundings, others in the community, and how to access resources!
Wildcat Welcome will be held September 14-21, 2020. Find the overview of what to expect during the orientation week.
For family members of incoming students is Parent and Family Orientation.
Your Peer Adviser Group
Peer Advisers (PA) are current undergraduate students that work with new students throughout the entire year. Incoming students will receive communication from their PA in July/August and will then meet them at the start of Wildcat Welcome along with the rest of the PA Group, which consists of other new students from the same school. Peer Advisers are an extremely valuable resource to new students during Wildcat Welcome and the entire first year.