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All new students are required to attend orientation to ease the transition into academic and student life. Orientation is designed to acquaint new students with each other and the larger campus community, including faculty and staff.

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Undergraduate, Post-Bac Pre-Health and Nutrition students

Tuesday, September 5

8:00 am                  Check in

9:00 am - 3:00 pm    Program

Breakfast and lunch are provided.

First day of class

Wednesday, September 6.

Massage Therapy and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine students

Massage Therapy students enrolled in evening classes who are unable to attend some or all of the daytime Orientation sessions may attend an evening Orientation session on Tuesday, September 5, 5:30pm-7:30pm.  If needed, please contact your Admissions Representative to confirm your attendance at this alternative make-up session.

Tuesday, September 5

8:00 am                 Check in

9:00 am - 3:00 pm   Program 

Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Wednesday, September 6

8:30 am                  Check in

9:00 am - 3:00 pm   Program

Lunch is provided.

First day of class

Evening Massage students: Wednesday, September 6.

Day Massage and Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine students: Thursday, September 7.

Chiropractic students

Orientation dates are September 5 - 8, 2017 (Summer start will be included)

First day of class

Monday, September 11

Your orientation includes an overnight trip to visit the Standard Process facilities in Wisconsin. (Times are subject to change.)  Buses will begin loading at the school on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10:45 am and return to the school on Friday, Sept. 8 at approximately 8 pm. 

This trip is mandatory for new students beginning the Chiropractic program.  Requests to be excused from the trip should be directed to your admissions representative.  They must be approved by the director of admissions and the dean.

Tuesday, September 5

8:00 am                 Check in

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Program

Breakfast and lunch are provided. 

Wednesday, September 6

8:30 am                 Check in

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Program

Lunch is provided.

Thursday, September 7 - Friday, September 8, 2017                                                                     

Standard Process Overnight Trip and Tour

1200 W. Royal Lee Drive, Palmyra, WI, 53156 

Standard Process is the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. They apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives.  A tour of Standard Process is scheduled so you can see why all foods aren’t whole foods and why all whole food supplements are not the same.  Their team looks forward to meeting you and hopes you can build on this foundation for years to come.

Roommate Options:

  • We will assign you a roommate, or
  • You may submit a roommate request at Orientation on Wednesday, or
  • You may contact your admissions representative if you have an extenuating circumstance regarding rooming needs.

Recommended Packing List:

  • Items for the bus ride: music, electronics, book, snacks
  • Business casual attire for dinner, comfortable but professional for the tour with closed toed shoes required.
  • Swim suit for pool at hotel (if desired)
  • Sleepwear, toiletries
  • Exercise clothes / shoes for Fitness Center at hotel (if desired)
  • Notebook or laptop/iPad for taking notes

Standard Process Trip Schedule:

Thursday, September 7, 10:30 am

Campus arrival. Buses begin loading at 10:45 am.

Lunch to take on bus provided.

Friday, September 8

Buses return to NWHSU around 8 pm.

Required policies and documents

Prior to attending New Student Orientation, you are required to read the following policies and documents (also listed on the Admitted Students Checklist).

A. Program Technical Standards (Qualifications):

B. Drug-Free Campus Policy

C. University Student Handbook

Required signed certifications and waivers

Also prior to attending Orientation, print out and sign the following waivers and certifications to confirm that you have read and understand required policies and other key information.

Bring these signed forms with you to Orientation or fax to 952-886-7566:

Orientation Registration

Register for fall orientation today!


Map & Directions

Campus Map

Parking Permits

Register your vehicle if you would like to request a pass for on-campus parking. Parking passes will be available at new student orientation.

Find out more about:

Office of Admissions

Financial Aid Quick Facts

Office of the Registrar

Campus Services

If you have questions about orientation, contact:

Office of Student Affairs

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