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Orientation Programs

Get Set for a Great Start!

Consider participating in optional summer and fall academic programs. You can also prepare for the orientation experiences that are planned for September.

WILDCAT WELCOME

Northwestern’s mandatory on-campus orientation program for all new students will start on move-in day (either September 13 or 14), run through September 20, pause for the start of classes (September 21), and culminate on September 25. 

See key dates and activities

OPTIONAL SUMMER AND FALL OPPORTUNITIES

Explore optional summer and fall academic opportunities that are worth considering.

Explore Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

The online International Student Orientation begins with an invitation to the ISO Canvas page on August 31, with live/real-time online events starting on September 11.

Learn about ISO

TRUE NORTHWESTERN DIALOGUES

True Northwestern Dialogues are a series of online and on-campus sessions designed to help you successfully navigate your first year and beyond.

Explore these sessions