Winter Welcome Week

Photo of students

Greetings from the Student Development Office!

The time is quickly approaching when you will bring your student to NCU. While there is a great deal of excitement that comes with this event, there is also a natural bit of anxiety about what type of experience he or she will have.

I want to assure you that we are thoughtfully and prayerfully planning for your student’s first few days on campus. Our Winter Welcome Week program is designed to not only orient your student to campus, but also to help your student find his or her place here on our campus. Our goal is to see new students integrated into campus life as smoothly as possible.

We know that for many of you, traveling to NCU may mean missing work or ministry obligations; however, this is one of the most important times in your child’s life. Your son or daughter will greatly appreciate the effort you make to be a part Winter Welcome Days. We also encourage you to join us January 13.

The admissions office will be in contact with your student in the next few weeks in regards to housing, financial aid, bill payment, and other pertinent topics. Please take time to be involved in this process, as your student’s college experience begins before they arrive on campus.

If there are any specific questions you have before the time you arrive on campus, please do not hesitate to call our office at 612.343.4456 or email me.

Chelcy Walker

Monday, January 13

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
New Students Arrive and Check In
WWC Atrium  
  During this session, staff and student leaders will guide you through the process of checking in, picking up Mail Center box numbers and keys, taking an ID photo, and moving into your dorm room/apartment.
 
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Cafeteria  
  Follow your Peer Mentor to get a tour of campus life and services.
 
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Settle-in
Various  
  This time is open for you to settle-in to your residence hall or apartment, set-up your computer on NCU's network, register your vehicle in the Security office (if applicable), and purchase your books in the NCU bookstore.
 
3:00 p.m. - 3:45p.m.
Welcome to North Central
Chapel  
  Your official welcome to NCU! Join us in the Chapel for espresso drinks and to meet the Welcome Week staff, NCU Administration, and the student leaders.
 
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Family - Orientation and Q/A
TBD  
  Family members can stay in the Chapel for an informative Parent Orientation session and Q/A with some of our University Administration. Our goal is to make you feel informed and prepared to empower your students to succeed here at NCU.
 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Banquet
WWC Atrium  
  Join us for a complimentary dinner, served by our Student Leaders.
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Service
CYL Basement  
  A time of worship, wisdom, and reflection led by student leadership.
 
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free Time
Various  
   
 
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Evening Social
WWC Atrium  
  Connect with campus culture and meet returning student leaders.

 

Tuesday, January 14

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Cafeteria  
 
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Devotional and Worship
Small Chapel  
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Your Life: Our Mission" Tour
Campus  
  Follow your Peer Mentor to get a tour of campus life and services.
 
noon
Lunch
Cafeteria  
 
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Community Service Project
Atrium  
  Gather and prepare to go out into the community to serve together.
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner in Downtown Minneapolis
Atrium  
  We will be heading to a nearby downtown restaurant for dinner as a group!
 
7:30 p.m.
Free time and Prepare for classes
Various  
 

Wednesday, January 15

NCU Spring Classes Begin!
10:00 p.m.
Praise Gathering Sanctuary  

Monday, January 13

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Commuter Check-in
Student Life Office  
  Our Student Life Staff will guide you through the process of checking in, picking up Mail Center box numbers and keys (if desired), taking an ID photo, registering for parking, and purchasing books at the bookstore.
 
3:00 p.m.
Welcome to NCU
Chapel  
  Your official welcome to NCU! Join us in the Chapel for espresso drinks and to meet the Welcome Week staff, NCU Administration, and the student leaders.
 
3:45 p.m.
Family - Orientation and Q&A
Various  
  Family members can stay in the Chapel for an informative Parent Orientation session and Q/A with some of University Administration. Our goal is to make you feel informed and prepared to empower your students to succeed here at NCU.
 
3:45 p.m.
Students - Meet Your Peer Mentor
Various  
  Students will follow their Peer Mentor, an upperclassman who will walk with you through your transition to life at NCU through Welcome Week and the Foundations of Leadership course. During this time you will meet the other members of your Foundations of Leadership cohort and begin to get to know each other!
 
5:00 p.m.
Welcome Banquet
Atrium  
  Join us for a complimentary dinner, served by our Student Leaders.
 
7:00 p.m.
Opening Service
CYL Basement 
  A time of worship, wisdom, and reflection led by student leadership.
 
8:00 p.m.
Free Time
Various  
   
 
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Evening Social*
                 Chapel
  Connect with campus culture and meet returning student leaders. *This event is optional for commuters.
 
 

Tuesday, January 14

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Cafeteria  
 
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Devotional and Worship
Small Chapel  
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Your Life: Our Mission" Tour
Campus  
  Follow your Peer Mentor to get a tour of campus life and services.
 
noon
Lunch
Cafeteria  
 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Community Service Project
Atrium  
  Gather and prepare to go out into the community to serve together.
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner in Downtown Minneapolis
Atrium  
  We will be heading to a nearby downtown restaurant for dinner as a group!
 
7:30 p.m.
End of Day
Various  
 
 

Wednesday, January 15

NCU Spring Classes Begin!
10:00 p.m.
Praise Gathering Sanctuary  

When should I arrive?

Incoming students and their families should plan to arrive at North Central for check-in on January 13 according the following schedule:

Last Names    Check-in Time
all last names    9:00 a.m.
   

How do I check in to my residence hall?

All students will begin the check-in process in the Atrium of the Trask Word and Worship Center. Once you have completed the check-in process our student leaders will assist you in receiving your keys and moving into your room.

Can I move into my room before January 13, 2014?

All incoming students may move into their housing assignment on January 13, 2014. If an extracurricular activity requires you to be on campus before this date you will be contacted by the appropriate department for those arrangements.

How can I find out about my roommate(s)?

When your application is received by our Housing Coordinator, your housing placement should be completed within five business days. You will then receive your roommate information via your NCU e-mail address. You may also check your housing status on Unet at any time.

When should commuter students arrive?

All commuter students should check-in between 2pm and 3pm on January 13, 2014 in the Student Life office (Miller Hall). Following check in we encourage you to purchase your books before the evening activities. The commuter lounge will be open for any free time you might have.

Parents: should they come or not?

Yes! Parents should plan on being with their student during the entire check-in process. Parents are encouraged to join the Family Orientation and President's Banquet during the evening as well.

If you have further questions please feel free to Chelcy Walker via email chelcy.walker@northcentral.edu or phone 612.343.4456.