Welcome Week is our celebration kicking off the start of a new school year! It exists to help and support students as they transition into the Nebraska Christian College community. We have planned a variety of activities to help students build relationships and generate pathways for success during a student’s academic year. The week kicks off on Friday, August 16.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATIOn: FIRST YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS

August 16–August 20

New Student Orientation (NSO) is created to help students prepare to be a part of the NCC community. The four days leading up to starting regular scheduled classes; we engage new students and familiarize them with campus culture. New students must attend all NSO sessions, August 16-August 20. A detailed schedule is available by request from the Dean of Student’s Office. A laptop is required for NSO Sessions.

We focus NSO on several activities and student education sessions that are planned to prepare new students for their experience at NCC. We familiarize students new to NCC with campus resources, expose them to educational opportunities, connect them with student success strategies and help them develop quality relationships. Orientation is also the time for students to celebrate as they take this next life step. 

NSO is a part of the department of Student Affairs which strives to provide holistic support for students to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Please Note: Attendance at NSO is required as part of the final grade for: GEN 1013 Introduction to College, GEN 1033 Introduction to Canvas and Online Education and LDR 1100 Foundations: Strength and Leadership Development. New and transfer students are registered for these courses. 

MOVE IN and OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT CHECK IN INFORMATION

Please find the heading that fits your housing situation for the school year. You’ll find relevant information about moving in and checking in to start the year. 

New Students and Transfer Students–Friday, August 16

Living on Campus–Move In, New and Transfer Students - Friday, August 16

Move In for new and transfer students is on Friday, August 16th. We provide an early administration check in for students who have yet to complete the enrollment process. We highly recommend turning in all required paperwork for student financial services (Financial Aid/ Student Accounts), registration and enrollment prior to move in. 

If students have paperwork to complete at move in, attending early administration check in would be recommended. All paperwork related to Student Financial Services, registration and enrollment must be complete before receiving your campus keys. Students may arrive at campus for moving into the dorms beginning at 1:00pm. Please see the schedule below for more details. 

Living off Campus–Check In, New and Transfer Students- Friday, August 16

Students that will be living off campus will have the opportunity to come to campus and officially “check in” for the school year. Students are asked to complete any outstanding paperwork for Student Financial Services, registration and enrollment. It is also the preferred time to have students take a Student ID photo and get their access to campus buildings. Parking Registration is also available for a student will have a vehicle on campus.

Off Campus students are welcomed and encouraged to get to know their classmates and become familiar with campus. NCC Staff are also available to help answer any questions students may have. Students and families of new students are welcomed to take part in any of the events on Check In day. 

Friday, August 16 Schedule

 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Early Administration Check In

Early Administration Check In is only for students who have yet to complete the enrollment process and submit paperwork for starting the school year. If a student has Enrollment Forms, Registration or Financial Paperwork to complete, plan on attending Early Administration Registration. 

 Prior to move in day, students may make an appointment with these key offices to complete all necessary paperwork.

 Upon arrival to campus, proceed to general reception at the Welcome Center. A Welcome Desk will be set up in the entrance and staff can help connect you with the correct departments. Move in for Campus Housing starts at 1:00pm. 

1:00 pm - New Student Move-In/ Off Campus Student Check-In

New Student Move In/ Off Campus Student Check In is when new and transfer students receive their keys to campus. We check every student in at the Ministry Equipping Center and make sure all required documents for starting the school year are completed. Students are asked to complete any missing or incomplete forms. Once forms are finalized students receive their Welcome Packet. 

If students are moving into the dorms, NCC staff will direct students on where to park and unload belongings. Additional staff are available at unloading stations to help students move into campus housing. Remember to check the Packing List to make sure you’re bringing everything you need and are leaving prohibited items at home. Parking Registration will be available at Move In/ Check In if a student is bringing a vehicle to campus.

View the NCC Packing List

Student ID Photos

As students arrive, we will take their photo for their Student ID. We use this ID card to track attendance, purchase meals and access the campus facilities. We’ll have a photo station open to capture every student’s photo. Student ID’s will be printed and given out to students during the first week of class. 

 3:30 pm - Move-In/ Check-In Station Closes

Please arrive for Move In/ Check In prior to 3:30pm; allowing time to unpack and finalize any remaining enrollment paperwork. If you run into an obstacle during travel to campus, please contact your admission’s counselor via email so we can anticipate your arrival and create an alternate check in time. 

5:30–6:00 pm - Parent Meeting with Student Panel

Parents are invited to attend a quick meeting about helping your student transition into college life. Most students experience a significant adjustment period when leaving home and adjusting to living life away from home. We’ll connect for a few minutes to share some helpful information and hear from returning students about their experiences.

6:00–6:30 pm - BBQ on the Green- Frisbee Golf and Lawn Games

Students and families are invited to attend a BBQ hosted by Student Life. Food will be served in the NCC Cafeteria. Come and enjoy some food and refreshments on the front lawn of the dorms. We’ll have tables and seating available outside and inside the cafeteria. 

7:00 pm - New Student Prayer Walk

Students and families are invited to partake in a campus prayer walk event for new students. Around campus we will have prayer stations set up with guided prayer starting the year for new students.

8:30 pm - Family/ Parent Goodbye

Families should plan to close out the night with enough time to allow the student to attend a mandatory dorm meeting at 9:00pm (Women)/ 9:30pm (Men) @ NCC Cafeteria. 

9:00pm (Women)/ 9:30pm (Men) - Mandatory Dorm Meeting (Students Living on Campus Only)

Students who live on campus will attend a Campus Housing Meeting to meet our Student Housing staff and cover rules and regulations in the dorms. This is a mandatory meeting for all on campus housing students. Attendance is required of all on campus housing students. A $25.00 fine is assessed to students who fail to attend. Students should report to the meeting at the NCC Cafeteria. Please note: a second Mandatory Dorm Meeting will take place after returning students move into campus for all Campus Housing Students on Monday, August 19 (9:00pm Women/ 9:30pm Men).  


Returning Students–Monday, August 19

Living on Campus- Move In- Returning Students - Monday, August 19

Move In for returning students is on Monday, August 19 from 1:00pm–2:00pm. NCC staff will be available to help you. Upon arrival to campus, please check in at the Welcome Center. We will verify that you’ve completed all required forms and are registered for classes to start the school year. Once we’ve verified your status, you’ll be given your Welcome Packet and a key. 

Student ID photos will also be taken at this time. Student ID’s will be printed the first week of class. Parking Registration Forms will also be available for any students bringing a vehicle to campus. 

If students are not administratively complete with the following offices: Student Financial Services, Registration and Enrollment (Health Insurance Verification) they should plan on arriving early to campus and making an appointing with their corresponding office to complete all necessary documents required for starting the school year. 

Living off Campus- Check In, Returning Students- Monday, August 19

Students that will be living off campus will have the opportunity to come to campus and officially “check in” for the school year. Students are asked to complete any outstanding paperwork for Student Financial Services, registration and enrollment. It is also the preferred time to have students take a Student ID photo and get their access to campus buildings. Parking Registration is also available for a student who will have a vehicle on campus.

These are the required events of Orientation Week for returning students: 

  1. Monday, August 19th, 4:00pm-5:00pm- Student Session 4: Student Athlete Orientation (All Athletes)

  2. Monday, August 19th, 9:00pm Dorm Meeting (Campus Housing Students- Room and Board Plan)

Monday, August 19 Schedule

 

9:00 am–12:00 pm - Early Administration Check In

Early Administration Check In is only for students who have yet to complete the enrollment process and submit paperwork for starting the school year. If a student has Enrollment Forms, Registration or Financial Paperwork to complete, plan on attending Early Administration Registration. 

Prior to move in/ check in day, students may make an appointment with these key offices to complete all necessary paperwork.

Upon arrival to campus, proceed to general reception at the Welcome Center. A Welcome Desk will be set up in the entrance and staff can help connect you with the correct departments. Move in for Campus Housing starts at 1:00pm. 

1:00 pm - Student Move-In/ Off Campus Student Check-In

Returning Student Move In/ Off Campus Student Check In is when students receive their keys to campus. We check every student in at the Welcome Center and make sure all required documents for starting the school year are completed. Students are asked to complete any missing or incomplete forms. Once forms are finalized students receive their Welcome Packet. 

If students are moving into the dorms, NCC staff will direct students on where to park and unload belongings. Remember to check the Packing List to make sure you’re bringing everything you need and are leaving prohibited items at home. Parking Registration will be available at Move In/ Check In if a student is bringing a vehicle to campus.

View the NCC Packing List

Student ID Photos

As students arrive, we will take their photo for their Student ID. We use this ID card to track attendance, purchase meals and access the campus facilities. We’ll have a photo station open to capture every student’s photo. Student ID’s will be printed and given out to students during the first week of class. 

2:00 pm - Move-In/ Check-In Station Closes

Please arrive for Move In/ Check In prior to 2:00pm; allowing time to unpack and finalize any remaining enrollment paperwork. If you run into an obstacle during travel to campus, please contact you’re the Dean of Students via email to coordinate an alternate time for move-in/ check-in. 

5:00–6:00 pm - Supper in the NCC Cafeteria

Students on the Meal Plan can eat in the NCC Cafeteria for regular scheduled meals. 

9:00pm (Women)/ 9:30pm (Men) - Mandatory Dorm Meeting (Students Living on Campus Only)

All students who live on campus will attend a Campus Housing Meeting to meet our Student Housing staff and cover rules and regulations in the dorms. This is a mandatory meeting for all on campus housing students. Attendance is required of all on campus housing students. A $25.00 fine is assessed to students who fail to attend Students should report to the meeting at the NCC Cafeteria. 


ALL STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION

Student Session 4: Student Athlete Orientation, August 19 (4:00pm-5:00pm)

All Student Athletes are required to attend an orientation session. NCC’s Athletic Director will lead the meeting outlining information specific to athletics, eligibility, participation and department expectations.