Northwood University to Welcome Freshmen and Their Families

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Northwood University is hosting five orientations for incoming freshmen and their parents throughout the summer.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University is hosting five orientations for incoming freshmen and their parents throughout the summer and they can choose which orientation is most convenient for them to attend. The dates are May 23, June 14, June 19, July 12 and August 22. The orientation dates for transfer students will take place on August 9 and August 21. The fall new student move-in day will be Friday, August 23, followed by Northwood’s tradition-filled welcome weekend. The first day of classes is set for Monday, August 26.

The goal of freshman orientation is to give the incoming students the opportunity to meet other students, administration including Northwood President & CEO Keith Pretty and faculty on a more personal basis. This provides an opportunity to address questions and concerns they may have and establish personal relationships. At orientation, the students will be receiving their student ID cards and will be able to register for classes with the help of Northwood University’s staff. They will also have the opportunity to meet their resident assistant, roommate and suitemates as well as receive their room assignments for the next year in order to feel more welcome and comfortable during fall move-in.

Dr. William Bateman, Northwood University Michigan campus president, states, “Along with helping students get registered for their fall classes and become acquainted with campus life, orientation is an important university milestone. The campus community comes together to celebrate this event with our new students and their families as they build relationships with staff and faculty that often last a lifetime.”

Many great activities have been scheduled to help our new freshmen and their families adjust to college life. Both the students and their parents will be able to take tours of Northwood University’s campus and buildings learning about all the opportunities for student life and academics that are offered. Students will become familiar with student life, academics and administrative buildings. Parents will learn of all the resources that Northwood’s campus offers with a visit to the business and financial aid offices, the library, the computer labs and the Northwood bookstore.

For more information contact Teresa Sullivan, director of 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 online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.