New Northwood Knights Look Forward to a Weekend of Activities

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Squire Camp and Move in Day will take place this Weekend

August 24, 2012

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Northwood University will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 24. Many fun events have been scheduled to help our new freshmen and their families adjust to college life.

The New Student Check-in begins at 9AM and runs to 1PM in Lambert Commons while returning students will check in between 2:30PM-4:30PM.  Students have the opportunity to pick up a grab and go lunch from 11:00AM-2:00PM in the cafeteria.  After a long day of moving students are welcomed to have dinner in cafeteria between 5:30pm-6:30pm followed by a required dorm meeting with their assigned resident assistant.

Northwood University is happy to welcome back to the Texas campus Jonny Zavant who will again entertain the Knights with his exceptional mind reading abilities. 

The next day the new Knights will participate in Squire Camp which is a two-day event of team building, leadership and communication skills as well as developing lasting bonds with new friends. Students will hear presentations on topics such as crisis management response, campus traditions and campus and community engagement opportunities. Students also participate in a ropes course challenge and team building exercises. Recreational events are planned on and off campus culminating with the Ethics Ceremony and the softball challenge between new and returning students. The objective of the event is to ensure students have the information they need to succeed in their first year and a support network of peers.

For more information about Move in Day or Squire Camp, contact Abby Babbitt, director of, leadership and character development at 972-293-5401.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.