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Raider Days(group visit days)

Experience the feeling of community at NWC by attending one of our Raider Days. During this full-day, group-visit event, you'll interact with students, professors and coaches as you witness Northwestern's academics, student life, and vibrant Christian environment. You and your family will tour campus, attend chapel, eat in the cafeteria, learn more about financial aid, hear directly from current students, and meet with our faculty and/or coaches. Raider Days begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. and conclude between 1 and 3 p.m., depending on your individual appointments with professors or coaches.

Registration for Raider Days closes one week in advance of each date.

Register to attend a Raider Day


Friday, Sept. 28 (Raider Nation Celebration - Homecoming)  
Friday, Oct. 5 (Sidewalk Prophets in concert at 8 p.m.) 
Friday, Oct. 12 (Business & Economics Preview Day)  
Friday, Oct. 19
Friday, Oct. 26 (Education Preview Day
Friday, Nov. 2 (Health & Natural Sciences Preview Day)
Friday, Nov. 9  (also International Preview Day)
Friday, Nov. 16
Monday, Dec. 3 (Fine Arts Preview Day)
Friday, Feb. 8 
Friday, March 22 (Hispanic Raider Day)
Friday, April 12 (for juniors)
Friday, April 26 (for juniors)

If one of our Raider Days doesn’t work for you, schedule an individual campus visit.

8:15 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and opening session (with breakfast items)
9 a.m. Campus tours
10 a.m. Chapel
11 a.m. Life at NWC panel
11:45 a.m. Financial aid
12:10 Lunch in the cafeteria
1 to 3 p.m. Faculty/staff/coach appointments

Flight reimbursement

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:

  1. Reimbursement is for airfare only and does not include baggage fees.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Tickets for traveling companions are not eligible for reimbursement.

Airport transportation

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.)

There’s no fee for Raider Days. Lunch in the cafeteria for you and your parents is on us. If you arrive on campus the night before your Raider Day, you can request to stay with a current student in one of our residence halls. Since campus housing is limited to students, your parents will need to make their own accommodations in a local hotel.

Your parents are invited to join you for a Northwestern Raider Day. They may especially be interested in hearing from our financial aid director, professors and students. If you’re staying in one of our dorms overnight, your parents can check out our suggestions for nearby lodging.

If you have a question about Raider Days that we haven’t answered, please contact Northwestern's admissions office by e-mailing visit@nwciowa.edu or calling 712-707-7130 or 800-747-4757.

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