"We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community…."
This is our mission statement. NU is a group of people who are involved and passionate about each other's lives. Our students function in community; our faculty function in community, and our staff function in community. Suddenly, within a week, we were told to stop operating in community. Now, classrooms echo with the sound of empty chairs as faculty teach online. Residence halls are vacant; the rooms once filled with laughter and memories now collecting dust without students bustling in the hallways. Desks normally occupied by welcoming staff are eerily organized and quiet as people transition to workstations at home. It is unbelievably difficult for us, the people of Northwest University, to be so disconnected from the community we love.
One of the most important pieces of the college experience is the professors. Ideally, your professors act as mentors who will invest in you and help you grow. When we hire faculty members, this is a prerequisite, and it’s evident in the educators our students are currently learning from. This is true of staff members on campus as well! Here are a few staff and faculty members who are doing an excellent job investing in our students, even outside the classroom:
Something that’s especially inspiring about being a part of this community is hearing the stories of students who have grown to know Jesus better during their time here. Take a look at the stories below and the message from our campus pastor, Christian Dawson, for a glimpse into how students grow in their faith at NU.
Today it was announced that Northwest University’s Online programs have been selected as part of U.S. News and World Reports Best Online Programs of 2020 . This achievement continues an encouraging trend of recognition for the university’s online degrees. The particular categories NU’s online programs are recognized in for 2020 are “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs,” “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans,” and “Best Online MBA Programs.”
From April 15 to 17, 2020, Northwest University, located at 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington with an additional site in Brooks, Oregon, will host evaluators selected by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), our regional accreditor. This evaluation visit is part of a regular 7-year cycle of self-assessment and peer-evaluation undergone by all regionally accredited universities.
Northwest University cares deeply about the spiritual vitality of its students. Chapel is held multiple times a week, giving students the opportunity to worship and grow together. But it doesn’t stop there. Faith plays a role in the daily lives of students in the classroom and in student living areas.
The Northwest University Concert Choir and Chamber Choir joined by Coro Amici, the Pilgrims Men's Chorus, and the Kirkland Civic Orchestra, invite you to Christmas Traditions presented by Koelsch Communities! Now in it's eleventh season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas, featuring new carol arrangements and traditional selections by John Rutter, Mack Wilberg. Dan Forest, Heinrich Schütz and more, including a few traditional sing-alongs.