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Join us for RED101 Days, which are for any senior who's been accepted for next school year. Families are invited too. Come find out what life in Raider Nation will be like.
- Nov. 15-16
- Jan. 17-18
- Feb. 14-15
- March 28-29
Stay overnight on Sunday*
Students who've participated in RED101 say the chance to stay overnight was one of the best parts of the experience. They learned why current students love living here, and it helped them imagine themselves as Northwestern students. Sunday nights at Northwestern also include Praise & Worship in Christ Chapel, which you're invited to attend!
*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, RED101 attendees will not be able to stay overnight in our residence halls in November. Attendees will get to experience campus life with current students on Sunday night, and when the evening activities conclude, a shuttle will transport them to a hotel (or home if they're local).
|4:30 p.m.||Campus tours (optional, register in advance)|
|5:30 p.m.||Dinner in the cafeteria|
|7 p.m.||For students: RED101 activity with NWC students
For parents: Q&A session with residence life, campus life, and financial aid staff
|8:30 p.m.||Praise & Worship (optional for parents)|
|9:30 p.m.||Hang out with NWC students|
|8:15 a.m.||Check-in and registration for Monday-only visitors|
|8:30 a.m.||Our Promise: Northwestern College Will Prepare You to Stand Out|
|9 a.m.||Options: Individual appointments and auditions (arranged in advance upon request), ID photos, foreign language placement indicator, career exploration, dorm tours, campus tours, and Orange City tours|
|10 a.m.||Academic meetings|
|10:40 a.m.||Student Experience Session|
|11:45 a.m.||Catered luncheon|
|1 to 3 p.m.||Optional individual appointments and auditions (arranged in advance upon request), campus tours, ID photos, foreign language placement indicator|
- A taste of academic life at Northwestern—why it's excellent and what makes it unique
- Opportunities to hear from current students about campus life
- The chance to meet with a professor, coach or other potential mentor
- Information for parents, including the chance to ask questions about financial aid
Soon after you're accepted for admission, you'll receive a RED101 Days invitation with details and registration information. (Or, as soon as you have your acceptance letter, you can go ahead and register.)
Registration for each RED101 Day closes one week before the event, or earlier if it reaches capacity. Be sure to register early so you can attend on your preferred day.
From the north , take the Beresford, South Dakota, exit (Exit 47) and turn east on S.D. Highway 46. Follow the highway approximately 17 miles as it turns south and becomes Iowa Highway 10 entering Iowa. In Hawarden, look for the sign for Highway 10 East and Orange City and turn left (east) onto Highway 10. Orange City is approximately 20 miles east of Hawarden. Highway 10 intersects Northwestern’s campus. Once you are in Orange City, turn left (north) onto Albany Avenue at the first stop light. Go one block and turn left (west) onto 6th Street SE. Drive one more block and you'll reach the entrance to Northwestern's campus. Enter the boulevard and park in the lot on your right, just north of the DeWitt Learning Commons, where there is reserved parking for admissions guests. The admissions office is in Zwemer Hall, the historic building with towers on the south side of the green.
From the south, take the Iowa Highway 75/20 bypass (Exit 144A) on the south side of Sioux City and follow U.S. Highway 75 north to Le Mars. Stay on the four-lane divided highway as it bypasses Le Mars and becomes U.S. Highway 60 on the north side of town. Travel another 10 miles on Highway 60 until you reach Carnes and turn left (north) onto county road K64 for five miles to Orange City. Northwestern College is at the intersection of K64/Albany Avenue and Highway 10. Continue on through the stop light at that intersection for one block and turn left (west) onto 6th Street SE. Drive one more block and you'll reach the entrance to Northwestern's campus. Enter the boulevard and park in the lot on your right, just north of the DeWitt Learning Commons, where there is reserved parking for admissions guests. The admissions office is in Zwemer Hall, the historic building with towers on the south side of the green.
Take Interstate 29 north and follow the above directions.
From the east, take the first Worthington, Minnesota, exit (Exit 45) and head south on Minnesota Highway 60. Take Highway 60 approximately 50 miles south to Alton and turn west on Iowa Highway 10 for three miles to Orange City. Northwestern College is at the intersection of Highway 10 and Albany Avenue. At the stoplight at that intersection, turn right (north) onto Albany Avenue, go one block, and turn left (west) onto 6th Street SE. Drive one more block and you'll reach the entrance to Northwestern's campus. Enter the boulevard and park in the lot on your right, just north of the DeWitt Learning Commons, where there is reserved parking for admissions guests. The admissions office is in Zwemer Hall, the historic building with towers on the south side of the green.
Visit Northwestern College, and we'll reimburse up to $300 of your airfare costs for a flight into Sioux Falls, S.D., or Sioux City, Iowa, and up to $225 for flights into Omaha, Neb., payable when you're accepted for admission. The reimbursement must be requested within one month of your visit and is subject to the following restrictions:
- Reimbursement is for airfare only and does not include baggage fees.
- You must stay overnight on campus in order to be eligible for the airfare reimbursement. If your trip includes visits to other colleges, Northwestern will reimburse you for a portion of your ticket cost, up to $150 (or $113 for Omaha).
- Only high school juniors, seniors and transfer students are eligible for the one-time flight reimbursement. Additional visits will be made at the student's own expense.
- Tickets for traveling companions are not eligible for reimbursement.
Northwestern will provide transportation to and from airports in Sioux City, Iowa (45 minutes from Orange City) and Sioux Falls, S.D. (1.5 hours from Orange City). Visitors flying into other airports should arrange their own transportation to campus. (If your trip includes a visit to another college, we'll provide transportation at least to or from the airport, but not necessarily both.)
You and your parents can find accommodations at one of our local hotels. Both Orange City hotels offer a discount for the college’s admissions office guests. Just call the hotel directly and indicate you are a campus visitor to get the special rate. For RED101 Days, Northwestern has a block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn. Ask for the RED101 discount when you make your reservation. Wherever you stay, for a limited time during the Covid pandemic, Northwestern will reimburse families $50 of their hotel expenses (or $25 if your trip includes visits to other colleges). Just email your hotel receipt to email@example.com after your stay, and we'll send you a check.