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Student FAQs

How do I check into 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.

What should I bring?

Wondering what you should bring with when you move to North Central? Here’s a Residence Hall Checklist (pdf).

Can I move into my room before January 4, 2020?

All incoming students may move into their housing assignment on January 4, 2020. If you are involved in Athletics or another co-curricular activity that 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)?

After your application is received by our Housing Coordinator, your housing placement should be completed during the month of December.  You’ll then receive your roommate information via your NCU e-mail address.

Do I need to attend all of the sessions?

Yes! The welcome week program is designed to help you start strong at North Central. In addition to learning about important policies and tips for success at NCU, the welcome sessions will also give you important opportunities to connect with other incoming students.

When should commuter students arrive?

All commuter students can check in at 11 a.m. on January 4 in the Atrium. Following check-in, commuters are welcome to use the commuter lounges on the first floor of Miller Hall and between the deli and library in Carlson Hall.  Any commuter student who is unable to check in at the designated time should contact the Student Development office to discuss alternative check-in options.

Commuters should plan to attend all orientation sessions on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5.  Programming outside of these two days is encouraged but not mandatory.

Parents: should they come or not?

Yes! Parents should plan on being with you during the entire check-in process.

Other questions?

If you have any specific questions before you arrive on campus, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 612.343.4451 or email us at