Hear from Students
Why are you glad you were a part of Orientation?
I’m glad I was a part of orientation because it allowed me to be myself and meet incredible new people who are now close friends. It also helped me see what an awesome community NU really is. One piece of advice I would give incoming freshman is BE YOURSELF. Don’t imitate someone else because they might be getting more attention than you. You are good enough and we want to meet the real you! Try things that stretch you and don’t be afraid to talk to people, they are just as nervous as you might be.
–Danny Lopez, Sophomore (First Time Freshman 2018)
What was your favorite part of Orientation?
My favorite part of orientation was definitely the scavenger hunt downtown Kirkland and just getting to know some new friends! I met so many students during orientation weekend who ended up becoming some of my closest friends as the year went on! I'm so glad I got to be a part of orientation weekend because without it, I would have had a harder time forming relationships and getting around the first couple weeks of school.
–Corrine Booth, Sophomore (First Time Freshman 2018)
What advice do you have for incoming transfer students?
My biggest advice would be to come into orientation with an open mind, and a desire to simply say “yes.” I didn’t come in with high expectations, especially after being disappointed at my previous school. However, NU blew me away with not only its organization and professionalism, but it’s commitment to meaningful interactions and fun memories. Don’t be afraid to meet someone new, or try something you might not normally!
–Tayler Johnston, Senior (Transfer Student 2017)