Welcome Week 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, celebrate the start of classes, and provide students with resources for starting the school year. The week kicks off with New Student Orientation on Friday, August 17.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: FIRST YEAR STUDENTS/ TRANSFER STUDENTS
New Student Orientation (NSO) is created to help students prepare to be a part of the NCC community. We focus NSO on several activities and student education sessions that are planned to prepare new students for their experience at NCC. We familiarize new students with campus culture and 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 new 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. New Student Orientation is required for first year and transfer college students.
MOVE IN INFORMATION
New Students and Transfer Students Living on Campus
Move In for new and transfer students is on Friday, August 17. We provide an early check in for students who have yet to complete the enrollment process, we highly recommend attending early check in if you are missing any campus documents relating to enrollment forms, registration and financial aid. These all will need to 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.
10:00 AM–12:00 PM | EARLY CHECK IN
Early Check In is only for students who have yet to complete the enrollment process and submit paperwork that is needed to be ready to start the school year. If you have Enrollment Forms, Registration, or Finance Paperwork to complete, plan on attending Early Check In. Upon arrival to campus, proceed to the Ministry Equipping Center. A Welcome Desk will be set up in the entrance and staff can help connect you with the correct departments.
1:00 PM–3:00 PM | NEW STUDENT MOVE IN
New Student Move In is when students receive the keys to campus. We check every student in at the Ministry Equipping Center and make sure all documents are completed. Students are asked to complete any missing or incomplete forms and they receive their Welcome Packet. Staff will direct students on where and 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 Forms will be available at Move In if a student is bringing a vehicle to campus.
2:30 PM–3:30 PM | STUDENT ID PHOTOS
Students will need their photo taken to make their Student ID Card. We use it 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, programmed and given out to students during the first week of class.
5:00 PM–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. 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. A ribbon wall will be available for parents to write an encouraging note to their son or daughter before leaving campus.
6:00 PM–6:30 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 upperclassmen about their experiences.
6:30 PM–7:00 PM | FAMILY/PARENT GOODBYE
Families will need to close out the night with enough time to allow the student to arrive to their first Orientation Class at 7:30pm.
7:30 PM–9:00 PM | STUDENT SESSION 1 - STUDENT WELCOME/24 HOUR CAMPUS ESSENTIALS
Students will attend their first-class session in the Ministry Equipping Center auditorium. Please arrive and check in for attendance at the Welcome Station. A staff member will be there to assist students and answer any questions. In this session, we’ll welcome you to campus and go over the overnight essentials to being on campus. We’ll close out the meeting and dismiss any students not living on campus. Students who live on campus will attend a short Campus Housing Meeting to meet our Student Housing staff and cover rules and regulations in the dorms.
Returning Students Living on Campus
Move In for returning students is on Saturday, August 18 from 2:30 PM-3:30 PM. NCC staff will be available to help you upon arrival to campus. Please check in at the Welcome Center to pick up all your campus essentials. We will verify that you’ve completed all enrollment forms, are registered for classes, and have completed any needed Financial Aid documents 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 and programmed the first week of class. Parking Registration Forms will also be available at this time for any students brining a vehicle to campus. Students who attended NCC last semester are welcome to participate in campus activities for New Student Orientation.
These are the required events of Orientation Weekend for returning students:
- Saturday, August 18, 9:00 PM - Dorm Meeting (Campus Housing Students- Room and Board Plan)
- Sunday, August 19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM - Student Session 4: Campus Safety and Title IX
- Sunday, August 19, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM - Student Session 5: Student Athlete Orientation (All Athletes)
ALL STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION
Student Session 4: Campus Safety/ Title IX, August 19 (2:00pm–3:30pm)
We have one student session during Orientation Weekend where all students must attend. This session covers Campus Safety, the Clery Act, and Title IX. During this session we familiarize students with emergency procedures, communications, and resources that are available on campus.