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NCU Days

Spring NCU Days March 28-29, 2019

for all high school students

Ready to visit North Central? Come to our downtown campus for NCU Days and get the full college life experience. NCU Days are our biggest visit events of the year!

Perks of having the full NCU Days experience:

  • Stay overnight in a dorm
  • Two days of previewing NCU student life on a downtown campus
  • Visit a class
  • Worship in chapel with the whole student body
  • Eat in the cafeteria with other current and future students
  • And more!

Spring NCU Days is perfect for high school church or school groups to visit campus!

NCU Days schedule and details

Schedule subject to change

  • Thursday schedule

    Thursday, March 28

    • 12:45 p.m. – Check-In
    • 1:45 p.m. – Opening Session
    • 2:15 p.m. – Campus Tours
    • 3 p.m. – Coffee with Current Students/Connect with Floor Hosts
    • 4 p.m. – Meet NCU’s Academic Deans
    • 4:30 p.m. – University Fair
    • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner
    • 5:30 p.m. – Senior Party
    • 6:45 p.m. – Evening Worship Service
    • 7:45 p.m. – Snack Break
    • 8:15 p.m. – Student Panel
    • 9 p.m. – Theater Production: Seussical
    • 9:30 p.m. – Evening Options
      • Dodgeball
      • Jazz Concert
  • Friday schedule

    Friday, March 29

    • 7:15 a.m. – Breakfast
    • 7:45 a.m. – 1st Hour Class Options
    • 8:50 a.m. – 2nd Hour Class Options
    • 10 a.m. – Morning Session
    • 11 a.m. – Chapel Service
    • 12 p.m. – Lunch
    • 1 p.m. – Departure
Letter to Parents/Guardians

NCU Days is a great time for you and your student to visit North Central. It is a two-day event that combines a serious college visit with a fun-filled youth convention. Your student will have the chance to visit classes, talk with professors at the University Fair, meet their Admissions Counselor, fill out an online application for free, and experience chapel with current students. They’ll also get to have all-you-can-eat meals in the cafeteria and enjoy an evening program. It will be a chance for them to experience real college life in a safe, nurturing environment.

We recommend that when possible, parents come with their student(s).  However, overnight housing in the residence halls is only an option for high school students. Parents, youth leaders, pastors, chaperones, and family members can find lodging at nearby hotels that offer a discount for NCU visitors.

There are a lot of things for you to do in Minneapolis, and I encourage you to explore – the Mall of America, the Guthrie Theatre, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, a host of restaurants downtown, your hotel, or a local coffee shop. Check out our list of favorite local activities! So go ahead; enjoy a night without the kids!

There are a couple technical details about NCU Days you should know:

  1. Every student staying overnight needs to fill out an overnight waiver form which can be completed online. When your student registers for NCU Days, the waiver form link will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. If a student is younger than 18, a parent must also sign the waiver form. Students are not allowed to stay overnight on campus without filling out this form. No one over the age of 23 is allowed to stay overnight as a guest in the residence hall. Additionally, we cannot house anyone younger than a high school freshman.
  2. All students should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. As students are staying overnight in the residence halls with current students, we are not able to provide beds for them. Students should be prepared to camp out on dorm floors or couches. It will be fun, but could be cold without some type of blanket. Bringing bathroom toiletries and a towel would also be a good idea.
  3. Parking for guests during NCU Days is also provided free of charge. When your student or group registers, they must enter how many parking permits they need. When you arrive on campus, we’ll have parking attendants directing you to parking. If you choose to drive around downtown, however, please be aware that you will most likely have to pay to use any parking ramps or metered street parking.

We are committed to making NCU Days a safe, fun, educational experience for you and your student. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding North Central or NCU Days. I am here to help!

God Bless,

Amanda Bonde
Campus Visit Coordinator
North Central University
albonde@northcentral.edu
612.343.4460

Letter to Youth Leaders / Pastors

Don’t miss an outstanding opportunity for your students to check out North Central University during NCU Days.

At North Central University, we recognize the substantial influence you as youth leaders have in your students’ lives. We invite you to join in on the fun, too. Youth leaders/pastors are able to eat free in our cafeteria with students during their time on campus as well as attend the events on Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday morning.

We are truly excited for your young people to be on campus, connect with God, and explore His plans for their future.

There are a couple technical details about NCU Days you should know:

  1. Every student staying overnight needs to fill out an online overnight waiver form.  When your student registers for NCU Days, a link to the online waiver will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. If a student is younger than 18, a parent must also sign the waiver.
  2. All students should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. As students are staying overnight in the residence halls with current students, we are not able to provide beds for them. Students should be prepared to camp out on dorm floors or couches. It will be fun, but could be cold without some type of blanket. Bringing bathroom toiletries would also be a good idea.
  3. Overnight housing in the residence halls is only an option for high school students. No one over the age of 23 is allowed to stay overnight as a guest in the residence halls. Additionally, we cannot house anyone younger than a high school freshman. Youth leaders, pastors, chaperones, and family member can find lodging at nearby hotels that offer discounts for NCU visitors.
  4. Parking for guests during NCU Days is also provided free of charge. When your student or group registers, they must enter how many parking permits they need. If you are bringing a bus, please indicate this as well so we can reserve special parking for your group. If you do not notify us about bringing a bus, we cannot guarantee parking space. When you arrive on campus, we’ll have parking attendants directing you to parking. If you choose to drive around downtown, however, please be aware that you will most likely have to pay to use any parking ramps or metered street parking.

Get started now! Register your group online or call 800.289.6222 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you and your students at NCU for this exciting and spiritually uplifting event.

Sincerely,

Amanda Bonde
Campus Visit Coordinator
North Central University
albonde@northcentral.edu
612.343.4460

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