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Wildcat Welcome Week

Wildcat Welcome Week, led by the First-Year Experience Team, is an NU-Q orientation program that is mandatory for all incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students. It occurs each year before the start of Fall term.

2020 Schedule

International Student Orientation
August 17
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: NU-Q Building

All Qatar Foundation-sponsored international students are required to attend.

Wildcat Welcome Week
August 17-20
Location: NU-Q Building

Wildcat Welcome Week 2020 starts on Monday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m. This four-day-long orientation will finish on the evening of August 20. All new students are required to attend.



  • Meet your classmates
  • Get to know the school and find your way around
  • Register for fall classes
  • Meet with your academic adviser
  • March through the Arch, a Northwestern tradition
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