We can’t wait to have you on campus. Below are the move-in dates, arrival day schedules, a timeline from now until the first week of classes, and the academic calendar.

2017 Arrival Dates

First-year Students
August 11 or August 28—depends on your outdoor orientation trip
Parents should plan on attending the first day of orientation from 8 am to 4 pm.

Transfer Students
August 28—if participating in an outdoor orientation trip
September 5—if not participating in a trip
Students with fewer than 24 credits are required to participate in an outdoor orientation trip.

Freshman Student Arrival Day Schedule

Please plan on attending orientation activities throughout the day. Parents, please plan to be on campus from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Students, you will be busy all day, so plan accordingly!

*Please note this is a tentative schedule and may change.

August 11 or August 28

8–9 am, Orientation Check-In
Alvord Theatre, Ponzio Campus Center

8 am–12 pm, Residence Hall Move-In
Assigned Residence Halls
Go to your assigned hall and make sure to check-in with a member of the residential life staff.

8 am–12 pm, Taking Care of Business
Ponzio Campus Center
All Student Life and Student Services offices are open to take care of personal and academic needs. You will receive a checklist at check-in to make sure you don’t miss anything.

11:30 am–1 pm, Lunch
Cafeteria, Ponzio Campus Center
Join your fellow new students and families for a picnic lunch.

1–2 pm, Welcome to Northland
Alvord Theatre, Ponzio Campus Center

2-2:30 pm, Meet & Greet Trip Leaders
Follow Your Leader
Meet the others in your trip and ask all those questions you have been waiting to ask.

2:30–3:30 pm, Students: Outdoor Orientation
Follow Your Leader
Get to know your trip-mates!

2:30–3:30 pm, Parents: Q & A Session
Alvord Theatre, Ponzio Campus Center

3:30–4 pm, Goodbyes!

4:30 pm, Dinner with Trip Leader
Ask your trip leader

Transfer Student Arrival Day Schedule

*Please note this is a tentative schedule and may change.

September 5

8-9 am, Orientation Check-In
Ponzio Campus Center

Residence Hall Move-In
Assigned Residence Halls
Go to your assigned hall and make sure to check-in with a member of the residential life staff. Transfer students may move into their residence hall beginning Saturday, September 3 at 8 am.

9 am–12 pm, Taking Care of Business
Ponzio Campus Center

  • Meet your advisor (scheduled, see check-in folder)
  • ID Card (required for all students)
  • Registrar
  • Health Services (meet our campus nurse)
  • Financial Aid Office (loan forms, work study)
  • Business Office (bills, payments, parking)
  • Information Technology (computer questions)

12–1 pm, Lunch
Cafeteria, Ponzio Campus Center
Meet Kris Michel at the cafeteria entrance and get to know other students over lunch.

1–1:30 pm, Welcome to Northland
Student Lounge, Ponzio Campus Center
Orientation Coordinator Lucas Will will be hosting your welcome.

3:154:15 pm, Campus Tour
First Floor, Wakefield Hall
Meet Kris Michel by the fireplace on the first floor of the Campus Center to explore the buildings you need to know for classes, and we’ll check out the fitness center, too!

4:45–6:30 pm, Supper & Social
President’s Residence, 1300 Ellis Avenue 
President Michael Miller and wife Mary Trettin invite you to their home for a meal and mingling—just for transfer students. Get to know other transfer students, and some current students too.

Timeline: now until classes begin