Northwestern to welcome students back with a week full of activities

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Northwestern to welcome students back with a week full of activities

August 11, 2015

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have freshman and transfer student orientation sessions this week, plus several welcome-back activities are planned for all Northwestern students.

Freshman Orientation activities will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 15, 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. 15, in the Education Building, room 109.

Transfer Student Orientation for Woodward and Enid campuses will take place on Thursday Aug. 13, 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 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.

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. 17, near Coronado Hall will be a cookout, slip n’ slide, dunk tank and music.

Day two of Howdy Week will be “Movie Night” at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. 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. 19, a scavenger hunt, prizes and pizza will be waiting for students downtown on the Alva Courthouse lawn.

The last day of Howdy Week will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, with a Block Party where a cookout and music will be between South Hall and Coronado Hall.

Enrollment is open through Aug. 25. 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 & enrollment management, at (580) 327-8415 or; Dr. Deena Fisher, dean, 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) 718-5607.