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Student FAQs

How do I check into my residence hall?

All students will begin the check-in process in the Trask Word and Worship Center Atrium. 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 August 21, 2021?

All incoming students may move into their housing assignment on August 21, 2021. 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 will be completed beginning in August 2021.  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 will be able to check in on August 21, 2021.  We recommend you arrive in time so that you can attend the various activities and sessions planned for the day and evening.

Commuters are required to attend all applicable orientation sessions and activities:

  • All Welcome Week group activities – see daily schedule
  • All Information Sessions – see daily schedule

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.

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