Northwood University to Host Move-in Day and Welcome Weekend

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Northwood will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 24, 2012.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 24, 2012. The purpose of this event is to welcome new Northwood students and their families. Many great activities have been scheduled to help our new freshmen and their families adjust to college life. The orientations for incoming freshmen have already taken place over the summer weeks.

The moving-in process will begin on Friday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Miner Hall. Northwood ambassadors consisting of faculty, staff, student organization members and RAs will greet and help the new students carry their belongings to their dorm rooms. Following move-in will be a lunch outside the Gerstacker Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Once the students have had lunch they will walk to the Bennett Sports Center to participate in the Welcome and Timberwolf Crossover at 3 p.m. Following the crossover the students can visit the Student Organization Fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center to see how they can become involved on campus and volunteer in the Midland community. A Timberwolf BBQ will also be held in the Hach Student life Center from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a kickball game hosted by Northwood’s Student Alumni Network at 7 p.m. in the Bennett Sports Center. The day concludes with a dance party at 9 p.m. in the Student Union.

The events continue with residence life meetings and a group trip to the Great Lakes Loons game on Saturday night. Freshmen students will be participating in a service project hosted by Circle K International called “Kids Against Hunger.” This project will feed up to 500 people in need. Sunday’s events include an introduction to the many intramural sports offered at Northwood and an outdoor movie and ice cream social at 9 p.m. hosted by residence life.

The returning Northwood students will be moving in on Saturday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 26, from noon to 9 p.m.

For more information and other weekend activities, contact Teresa Sullivan, director of residence and student life, at or 989.837.4227.


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.