A general campus visit can sometimes lack the full college picture, but Friday Escape is an excellent way to experience NNU. Escape from high school for a day to imagine your life as a college student. These events are designed to fit into your busy life and still provide you opportunity for an in depth campus visit. Arrive on Thursday night and stay over in the dorms or check in Friday morning and stay for the day. Either way you can tour the campus, meet faculty, talk with admission and financial aid counselors, attend class and chapel, and eat in the dining hall.
These events are free and include one meal on campus. Just bring yourself unless you are planning on an overnight stay. For a night in the dorms bring your sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and toiletries. If staying overnight, please make arrangements with the Campus Visit Coordinator to meet up with your overnight host the night before your chosen date between 6:00 and 9:00 pm.
Friday Escape Dates for 2013-2014
September 13 (special Founder's Day activities and celebration in the evening)
October 4, 25
March 7, 14
April 4, 25
Sample Friday Escape Schedule
9:00 am - Check-in
9:15 am - Why we love NNU - University overview and details
10:10 am - Attend chapel
11:00 am - Campus Tour/Attend Class
12:00 pm - Lunch with NNU students
1:00 pm - Campus Tour/Attend class
2:15 pm - NNU student panel & closing session
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Admissions & financial aid open house
Explore NNU is a two day event that allows you to attend classes, meet professors, get questions answered by admissions staff, and also hang out with college students. It's one of the great ways that we make your campus visit a meaningful experience!
Included is up to five meals on campus, two nights lodging in the residence halls, admission to campus activities, and an NNU t-shirt. Plan on bringing your sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and toiletries.
Explore NNU makes a great group event, and is one of a number of options for your campus visit. Bring a friend or come with your youth or school group.
Explore Dates for 2013-2014
November 21-23, 2013 (Registration deadline - November 13)
February 6-8, 2014 (Registration deadline - January 29)
Sample Explore Schedule
4:00-5:30 pm - Check in/Registration
5:30-6:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Explore Welcome & Opening
7:00-9:00 pm - NNU Volleyball Game
9:30-11:30 pm - Late night campus activity
8:00 am - Breakfast
8:45 am - Campus scavenger hunt & tours
10:10 am - Attend chapel
11:00 am - Attend class
12:05 pm - Lunch with professors
1:15 pm - Hands-on learning projects
2:15 pm - Attend class
3:30 pm - Admissions/financial aid session
5:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Campus activity
Personal Campus Visit
Schedule a campus visit to Northwest Nazarene University.
Sometimes our special visit events may not work for you. We invite you to request a personal visit on a day that is good for your schedule. When considering your trip keep in mind that visits made on weekdays during the NNU academic year present the most exploration opportunities. We want you to have a full campus experience so unfortunately we cannot provide Saturday or Sunday visits. Check the list below to avoid planning a visit during a campus holiday or other time when we can't offer a full experience. We do provide visits during the summer months but some activities and personnel may not be available.
You can contact our Campus Visit Coordinator toll-free at 1-877-NNU-4YOU. Giving us a ten day advance notice of your requested visit dates allows us to create the best visit for you. For any visit that is not listed as an Explore NNU date or a Friday Escape, please connect with our Campus Visit Coordinator before purchasing plane tickets or making hotel reservations.
Dates To Avoid
These dates are not available for a class visit or a campus visit.
August 23 - 26, 2013
New Student Orientation
September 2, 2013
November 27 - 29, 2013
December 24, 2013
January 13, 2014
Spring Semester Orientation
January 20, 2014
MLK Jr. Day
April 11 - 12, 2014
Regional Main Event
May 26, 2014
July 4, 2014
Unavailable Class Visit Dates
Campus visits are still available on these days, but you will not be able to visit a class.
November 27 - 29, 2013
Students' Thanksgiving Break
December 9 - 12, 2013
December 13, 2013
Students' Christmas Break
February 17, 2014
March 24 - 28, 2014
April 21, 2014
May 5 - 8, 2014
May 9 - August 24, 2014
What you should know before you visit
When is the best time to come to campus?
You should definitely come during the academic year when you can see and experience NNU in action!
What should I bring on my campus visit?
If you are staying overnight in the dorms, please plan to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towels, and necessary toiletries. If you are coming for a day visit, plan to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking around campus. Idaho's weather can change quickly in the course of an hour or two, so layered clothing works best.
Where can I park on campus during my visit, and do I need a parking permit?
Guests may park in any of the parking lots or streets on campus. Examine a campus map for exact locations. Parking is free and there is no need to obtain a guest pass.
Can parents participate in the visit events?
Yes! Parents are welcome to attend any and all visit events/activities taking place; in fact, we encourage you to participate! The process of visiting college campuses is as important for parents as it is for students. At NNU we invite students and parents to talk about what they want to do together and separately during the campus visit. One student may love having dad along throughout the entire day, but another student may prefer to visit campus by himself. Ultimately, we want both student and parent to feel comfortable with the environment in which they choose to spend the next few years of their life because these years are pivotal in the shaping and developing of each student's world view and values.
What is the closest airport to NNU?
Boise International Airport is approximately 30 minutes from campus and accepts flights from most major airlines.
Does NNU provide transportation to and from the airport?
Yes, airport transportation is available! Before purchasing your tickets, please contact our Campus Visit Coordinator to confirm that a shuttle will be available on the date of your flight(s). NNU's shuttles operate between the hours of 8am - 9pm.