My First Week of College

Me and my roommate, Trey, on our way to my first football game!

My college experience started on August 21, 2020.  At the beginning I was nervous about if people would like me, meeting new people, and if I was going to like it here at Northwestern College.  Trey Harms, my roommate was reassuring and said “Don’t Worry!”  My Mom and Dad drove me from Marquette, Kansas and helped me move in.  John Menning, Jonny Schuiteman, and Samantha Martin (NEXT Program Staff) met my family in my dorm room and helped me get settled in.  My parents stayed in a hotel room overnight then left in the morning.  I was excited and a little sad to watch them drive away. I was excited to be on-campus and independent!        

What I remember most about my first weekend at college is watching The Princess Bride on the Green with all the other students.  I sat in my chair next to other people who were enjoying the movie.  It was really really funny!  My favorite character was the giant.  I went to the O-show which was an improv show that talked about campus and the rules we needed to know.  My roommate, Trey, was in the O-Show as a fancy cowboy! It was also very funny.

Some of the other activities I did during the first week of college were; watching karaoke on the Green, meeting other NEXT students and their parents, having Root beer Floats with my First Year Seminar class, and meeting the football coach.  I am excited to help manage the football team this fall!

Written by: Ryan Ronsse

Welcome Back Responsible Raiders!

Responsible Raiders Poster 2

This week we will welcome students back to Northwestern’s Campus and we couldn’t be more excited! The NEXT program will welcome three returning NEXT students and seven new NEXT students alongside Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior NWC students.  Campus has been a very quiet place for the last few months and we are looking forward to seeing smiling faces, hearing student laughter, and the continued building of our NWC Community.  Amidst, the excitement of a new year we are faced with unique challenges that have not been navigated on our campus before.  The Pandemic Response Team has been hard at work all Summer preparing for this Fall.  Around campus you will see signs (like the one above) informing YOU of how YOU can protect yourself and others.  We are asked to be “Responsible Raiders” as we navigate this next academic year!  We are all in this together so let’s do our part!

For more information on NWC’s COVID-19 plan for Fall 2020 please click here.