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. You can also access your enrollment checklist for more assistance.

2018 Arrival Dates

First-year Students
August 10 or August 27—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 27—if participating in an outdoor orientation trip
September 4—one-day orientation option, 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 10 or August 27

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

8 am–12 pm, Residence Hall Move-In
Assigned Residence Halls
After you check in for Orientation, head to your assigned hall.  Residential Life will check you in.

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. This schedule applies only to transfer students on the one-day on-campus Orientation.

September 4

10-11 am, Orientation Check-In
Student Services Commons, 2nd floor Ponzio Campus Center

Residence Hall Move-In
Assigned Residence Halls
You may move into your residence hall after you check in for Orientation. All housing information and materials will be available at the Orientation Check-in. You can move in to your assigned housing from 10 am – 12 pm. If you have questions about move-in or living on campus, please contact res-life@northland.ed

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

  • Meet your advisor (scheduled)
  • 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 Kevin Haas 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.

1:302 pm, Campus Tour
First Floor, Ponzio Campus Center
Meet Kevin Haas 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, Social
President’s Residence, 1300 Ellis Avenue 
Join us and other transfer students at President Marvin Suomi’s home for a social and introduction to fellow students and staff.

Timeline: now until classes begin