We can tell you! We can show you pictures! But the best way to know if NNU is the place for you is to visit our campus! We encourage all high school students in their junior or senior year and all transfer students to visit NNU. You will probably fall in love with our people and with our campus, but if you don't, that's OK too. At least you're one step closer to finding a college you will truly love!
To schedule your visit, click the link for the event you are interested in. You can check out sample schedules of each event and see the date options. Don't hesitate to call our Campus Visit Coordinator at 208-467-8640 with any questions or to register over the phone.
A Thursday night and Friday full of activities for juniors and seniors including a class visit, athletic event, and campus tour.
A full Friday visit for high school juniors and seniors that includes chapel, a campus tour, a class visit and lunch.
Don't see what you're looking for? Design your own Individual Visit Event at the time that works best for you.
Admitted Student Days
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, exclusively for accepted students, to preview life as an NNU student.
NNU Church Days
A visit event designed specifically for churches and youth groups. Similar to NNU Overnight with some additional on- and off-campus activities.
A Thursday afternoon event for college students who are interested in transferring to NNU.
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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. Overnight dorm housing is not available for parents. Parents can stay in the Alumni House if available, or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator for local hotel recommendations.
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.
A general campus visit can sometimes lack the full college picture, but NNU Friday 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 5:00 and 9:00 pm. Overnight dorm housing is not available for parents. Parents can stay in the Alumni House if available, or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator for local hotel recommendations.
Sample NNU Friday Schedule
9:30 a.m. - Check-in
9:45 a.m. - Why we love NNU—university overview
10:10 a.m. - Attend chapel
11:00 a.m. - Campus tour or attend class
12:00 p.m. - Lunch with NNU students
1:00 p.m. - Campus tour or attend class
2:15 p.m. - NNU student panel & closing session
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Admissions & financial aid open house
NNU Friday Dates for 2017-2018
September 8, 15 & 29
November 3 & 17
February 9 & 23
NNU Overnight is a FREE two day event that allows you to attend classes, meet professors, get questions answered by admissions staff, and also hang out with college students to get a feel for student life. It's one of the great ways that we make your campus visit a meaningful experience!
Included is up to five meals on campus, an overnight stay in the residence halls, admission to campus activities, and an NNU t-shirt. Plan on bringing your sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and toiletries. For students that would like an extended visit experience, you have the option to stay on campus Friday evening as well. Explore NNU offiially ends Friday afternoon, but we can coordinate your additional dorm stay and make recommendations for on-campus or local area activities for Friday evening. Overnight dorm housing is not available for parents. Parents can stay in the Alumni House if available, or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator for local hotel recommendations.
NNU Overnight 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.
Sample NNU Overnight Schedule
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Registration/check into dorms/dinner
7:00 p.m. - NNU athletic event
9:00 p.m. - Brick House student event
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - Campus tours
10:10 a.m. - Attend chapel
11:00 a.m. - Attend class & parent/youth leader discussion
12:05 p.m. - Lunch with professors
1:15 p.m. - Departmental tours & music auditions
2:15 p.m. - Attend class
3:30 p.m. - Admissions/financial aid session
NNU Overnight Dates for 2017-2018
October 12 – 13, 2017
Please register by Friday, Oct. 6
March 22 – 23, 2018
Please register by Friday, Mar. 20
Admitted Student Days
Admitted Student Days is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preview life as an NNU student. This special event in the spring, exclusively for accepted students, will include not only NNU activities but also the opportunity to meet your future classmates.
Sample Admitted Student Days Schedule
Thursday, April 5
5:00–6:00 p.m. - Check-in and Registration
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Welcome Gathering
8:00 p.m. - Dorm Event (your new home!)
Friday, April 6
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Dex
9:00 a.m. - Campus Tour
10:10 a.m. - Chapel
11:00 a.m. - Attend Class
12:05–1:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Dex
1:00–4:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
6:00 p.m. - Family Dinner
8:00 p.m. - After-Party
Saturday, April 7
10:30 a.m. - Brunch at the Dex (optional)
Admitted Student Days in 2017-2018
April 5–6, 2018
Registration for Admitted Student Days is closed.
Church Days is a visit event designed specifically and exclusively for churches and youth groups. The schedule is similar to NNU Overnight, with some additional on and off-campus activities.
Sample Church Days Schedule
5:00 p.m. - Check-in
6:00 p.m. - Dinner on Campus
7:00 p.m. - NNU Athletic Event
9:00 p.m. - Brick House Event
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Campus Tours
10:00 a.m. - Chapel
11:00 a.m. - Attend a Class
12:00 p.m. - Lunch in the Dex
1:00 p.m. - Campus Activities
2:15 p.m. - Attend a Class
3:30 p.m. - Financial Aid/Admission Session
5:00 p.m. - Off-Campus Activity
Church Days Dates for 2017– 2018
November 9–10, 2017
Please register by Friday, Nov. 3
March 1–2, 2018
Please register by Friday, Jan. 26
Transfer Open House
This event is designed for college students who are interested in transferring to NNU for the spring semester starting in January or the fall semester starting in August. Transfer Open House is a great way for prospective students to get a feel for campus life while learning about some of the more important details of transferring to NNU.
Sample Transfer Open House Schedule
3:00 p.m. - Welcome from the Office of Admissions
3:15 p.m. - Introduction to financial aid at NNU
3:30 p.m. - Introduction to the credit transfer process
3:45 p.m. - Panel discussion with Q&A session
4:00 p.m. - Giveaway
4:15 p.m. - Campus tours
Transfer Open House Dates for 2017-2018
November 2, 2017 3-5 p.m.
May 17, 2018 3-5 p.m.
Individual Campus Visit
If you'd like to experience life as a college student for a day, we encourage you to come visit NNU's campus.
Your visit can include any and all of the following: campus tour, attend a class, attend chapel (on M-W-F), have lunch in the dining hall, meet with financial aid, meet with your admissions counselor, and/or meet with a professor (depending on schedule and availability). If you would like to experience life in the dorms, we can add an overnight stay to your visit as well. If you would prefer to experience campus with friends or other high school students, check out our group visit options above.