Freshman, Transfer Student Orientation dates set; Northwestern-Alva to play host to 'Howdy Week' to welcome students

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Freshman, Transfer Student Orientation dates set; Northwestern-Alva to play host to 'Howdy Week' to welcome students

August 9, 2016

Freshman and transfer student orientation sessions for Northwestern Oklahoma State University are just around the corner. Northwestern-Alva also has several welcome-back activities planned for students.

Freshman Orientation activities will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Alva campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Herod Hall. The session is required for all freshmen.

Transfer Student Orientation for the Alva campus will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Education Center, room 109.

Transfer Student Orientation for Woodward and Enid campuses will take place on Friday, Aug. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. Woodward campus orientation will take place in the Phillips conference room, while the Enid campus orientation will take place in the Enid commons area.

After the traditional freshman group picture is taken at the Alva campus at about noon on Saturday, Northwestern’s Registry Office will be open from noon to 1:30 p.m. to provide copies of class schedules and answer questions. They will not be able to process enrollments or drop/add on that day. The Financial Aid Office will be open to accept paperwork and answer questions. The Business Office will be open to accept payments, Residence Hall deposits, and answer any questions. The Bookstore will be open to purchase books or Northwestern gear or students can visit the Northwestern homepage and purchase their books online.

Northwestern’s Student Government Association will sponsor a week of fun events for students at the Alva campus.

The Monday following student orientations will kick off the Alva campus Howdy Week excitement with “Aloha Northwestern” for all Northwestern students. At 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, near Coronado Hall will be a cookout, slip n’ slide, dunk tank, volleyball tournament and music.

Day two of Howdy Week will be “Movie Night” at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Just south of Coronado Café will be a movie playing for students, topped off with corndogs and popcorn. Students are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on.

“Paint the Town Red” is day three of Howdy Week. At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, a scavenger hunt, drawings with prizes and pizza will be waiting for students at the Intramural Field.

On the fourth day the campus “Block Party”, with a cookout and music, will take place Thursday, Aug. 25, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the street between South Hall and Coronado Hall.

The Club Fair will end Howdy Week from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. Students will get to meet with clubs and organizations while enjoying a free sno-cone.

The last day to add a 16-week course at Northwestern is Aug. 30. Course schedules can be found online at

All first-time freshmen must enroll in a Ranger Connection class. Ranger Connection classes are listed under University Studies in the fall schedule and serve as an orientation to the university and college life.

For more details on Freshman or Transfer Student Orientation please visit

Additional questions should be directed to Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, at (580) 327-8415 or; Dr. Deena Fisher, dean of the Northwestern-Woodward campus, (580) 256-0047 or; or Candace Reim, Enid student services coordinator, at (580) 213-3147 or

For those attending the University Center at Ponca City, please contact Ellan Edwards at (580)718-5600.