Purple Prep Email Archive
You will receive Purple Prep emails in your Northwestern inbox on the first and third Tuesday of each month from May through September, reminding you of the information you need to focus on that month and giving notice of any updates. If there are changes in Northwestern's entry process due to new health and safety concerns, these emails will tell you.
If you are not receiving Purple Prep emails, please use your Northwestern email account to contact Student Transition Experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not activated your Northwestern email, go to the NetID and Email page for instructions.
2022 Purple Prep emails
How to Prepare for Northwestern: An overview of Northwestern's orientation process
May 3, 2022
Launch and defining of Purple Prep, the first component of Northwestern's orientation process
May 17, 2022
Please review the email corresponding with your undergraduate school for an overview of placement exams and assessments, updates, and reminders:
- Bienen School of Music
- McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
- Medill School of Journalism
- School of Communication
- School of Education & Social Policy
- Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
June 7, 2022
Overview of the upcoming Before the Arch orientation component, updates, and reminders
June 21, 2022
Overview of updates and reminders
July 5, 2022
Overview of your Peer Adviser, Peer Adviser Group, updates, and reminders
July 18, 2022
Overview of work-study program information for eligible students, updates, and reminders
August 2, 2022
Overview of True Northwestern Dialogue (TND) series, updates, and reminders
August 16, 2022
Overview of the Wildcat Welcome programmatic schedule, updates, and reminders
September 6, 2022
Overview of Move-in Day, preparing for Wildcat Welcome, updates, and reminders
September 12-19, 2022
Expect to receive nightly Wildcat Welcome emails to prep you for each day of the in-person orientation program, starting the night before new student move-in day.
*Dates and content of emails are subject to change.