Life at Northwest University
Discover Your American Life
At Northwest University, CELE students gain much more than just an academic experience, they become part of the NU community. Students live in the dorms, eat in the Caf, participate in many fun campus activities, and tour the Seattle area.
Students enjoy numerous activities organized by NU. Screaming Eagle's Week is a time-honored tradition at NU. It begins with a single event: a MASSIVE game of dodgeball. The competition is fierce and bragging rights are on the line. Many of NU's events have a rich history meanwhile some are new each year. What do they all have in common? Making friends and having fun.
Dorm Life is available to all NU students. It is a great place to make new friends and to create lasting relationships. Each dorm is furnished with a bed, desk, drawers, closet, shelves, and chairs. Bathrooms are located on both sides of a floor and each student has access to a washer and dryer. Student leaders plan dorm activities, and a family-like relationship is built between floor mates. Students will have access to mail services as well as the on-campus health center.
Most students eat in the cafeteria on campus. There is a salad bar, a grill, a sandwich station, a personalized meal section managed by a cook, and much more! Unlimited access to the Caf is included in the cost for room/board.
Chapel is heavily student led and exists to express meaningful corporate worship, nurture personal growth, and foster community spirit. Chapel is a vital part of the ministry at Northwest University. Students, faculty, and staff come together in corporate worship to integrate faith, learning, and living. These times together challenge, motivate, and encourage the Northwest University community through dynamic worship, inspirational messages, and fellowship within the body.
Chapel services are offered on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Students can attend a worship based service called Pursuit on Monday nights.
Life Groups serve to foster relationships, community, and spiritual growth through the fellowship of small groups made up of members of the Northwest University community. A small group of students gather together around a common interest. Life Groups enable students to connect relationally, spiritually, and emotionally in an environment of mutual encouragement and accountability.
Chapel attendance is a requirement for students and faculty as it is part of the Assemblies of God Division of Higher Education endorsement.
During classes, professors engage students through lectures, group discussions, projects, and games. Students will have to study hard, but will be thrilled out how their education improves.
Take a look at Northwest University's gorgeous campus, nestled in the safe community of Kirkland.
Living in Kirkland
Kirkland is a suburb of Seattle, located just 15 minutes away from the city. This safe community offers everything a student needs. Grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants are near-by. There are many beautiful parks along Lake Washington, which students love to jog around.
The vibrant city of Seattle is located just 15 min away from Kirkland. This city is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest. The headquarters for Microsoft, Boeing, Google, Costco, Starbucks, Nintendo, and Amazon are located in the surrounding area. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, a variety of museums and parks. Public transportation allows students to easily visit Seattle, Bellevue, and the surrounding towns.