Welcome Week 2015

August 29
8:30am - 3:00pm New Student Check-In Gym
8:30am - 4:00pm Opportunity Fair WWC Atrium
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch Cafeteria
1:00pm, 3:00pm Alumni vs. North Central Soccer Games (optional) Elliot Park Field
4:30pm - 6:00pm Welcome Picnic Elliot Avenue
6:00pm - 6:15pm President's Welcome Sanctuary
6:15pm - 6:30pm Class Photo TJ Jones Library Entrance
6:30pm - 8:00pm        Welcome Week Groups/Parents' Orientation Various
8:00pm - 8:30pm Parent & Student Reception WWC Atrium
8:30pm - 9:30pm Free Time Various
9:30pm - 11:00pm Floor Meetings Residence Hall Floors
August 30
Sunday Afternoon Optional Activities  
8:30am - 10:00am Continental Breakfast Cafeteria
10:00am - 12:00pm Academic Convocation Service Sanctuary
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Cafeteria
12:00pm - 1:00pm Athletics Meeting (All Sports) Chapel
1:00pm - 5:00pm Free Time (Sunday Afternoon Optional Activities - see list) Various
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner with RA/DLs Cafeteria
6:00pm - 6:30pm Welcome Sanctuary
6:30pm - 7:15pm Workshops I Various
7:30pm - 9:00pm Worship Service Sanctuary
9:30pm - 11:00pm Late Night Activities Various
August 31
8:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast Atrium
8:30am - 9:00am Session I: Academics Sanctuary
9:15am - 10:00am Academic Open Houses Various
10:00am - 12:30pm Individual Faculty/Student Advising Appointments (If Scheduled) Various
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch with Peer Mentors Cafeteria
1:30pm - 2:30pm Session II: Student Engagement Sanctuary
2:30pm - 5:00pm Individual Faculty/Student Advising Appointments (If Scheduled) Various
2:30pm - 5:00pm Free Time Various
3:00pm - 5:00pm Shopping Shuttles to Target & Cub Foods Atrium
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner with RA/DLs Cafeteria
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Week Groups Various
7:00pm - 8:30pm Free Time Various
8:30pm - 9:30pm Funky Night Gym
9:30pm - 11:00pm Party on the Patio Patio
September 1
9:00am - 9:30am Worship & Devotions Sanctuary
9:30am - 10:30am Session III: Residence Life and Student Conduct Sanctuary
10:30am - 10:45am Snacks Atrium
10:45am - 11:30am Workshops II Various
11:30am - 12:15pm Session IV: City Life Sanctuary
12:30pm - 1:30pm Homecoming Celebration/Picnic Lunch with Peer Mentors Elliot Park
1:30pm - 5:00pm Campus-wide Celebration with Optional Activities/Free Time Elliot Avenue
3:00pm - 4:45pm Women's Soccer Game vs. Finlandia Elliot Park Field
5:15pm - 7:00pm Men's Soccer Game vs. Finlandia Elliot Park Field
5:00pm - 6:00pm Tailgate Party Dinner Elliot Avenue
7:00pm - 9:00pm Block Party Elliot Avenue
September 2
10:00pm Praise Gathering Sanctuary


Sunday Afternoon Optional Activities

On Sunday, August 30th, between 1pm and 5pm, we’ve provided a list of some activity options for you and your family. These are not required – they are recommendations of some fun ways to spend the afternoon with your family and explore the city!

  • Twins vs. Astros game at 1:10pm at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis
    • NCU has purchased 100 Skyline View tickets for new students and their families and will offer them on a first-come, first-served basis. The sign-up for tickets will be available directly after the President’s Welcome in the Atrium on Saturday the 29th at 6:15pm. Ticket pick-up will be following the Academic Convocation in the Atrium on Sunday the 30th at noon.
  • Mall of America
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    • Minutes from NCU, this is an inspiring art collection with art from around the world. Admission to the MIA is free.
  • Minnehaha Falls
    • Nearby scenic Minneapolis Park with 53-foot waterfall.
      4801 S Minnehaha Drive
      Minneapolis, MN 55417