NWU New Families Blog

A resource for families of NWU incoming students

Protect the Pack with Student 健康 Services


Fall is in full swing—and so is cold and flu season.

Student 健康 is here with a couple reminders about things your student can do to stay well—and stay in class—this semester.

You and your student can reduce your risk of influenza by getting a flu vaccine, washing hands frequently and avoiding others who are ill. You can likewise reduce others’ risks by covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are ill.

Your Fall Semester Halftime Update

We’re approaching the midpoint of the fall semester. Soon, students will finish midterm papers, projects, and exams, then take a well-earned break. Fall break begins Friday, October 13, with classes resuming on Wednesday, October 18.

Professors submit midterm progress reports before fall break. These reports notify students when their professors have concerns about their academic progress. In most cases, these reports do not mean a student is failing a particular course. Areas of concern might include poor attendance, low exam scores or missing assignments.

Looking Ahead to the Spring Semester

Soon after our students return from fall break, academic advising and registration for the spring 2024 academic term will begin.

At Nebraska Wesleyan, our faculty serve as students’ academic advisors. They’re dedicated to meeting with each student individually. At an academic advising appointment, your student will receive experienced advice about academic planning. They can discuss any challenges impacting their academics, 获得建议, support and help with problem-solving strategies.

NWU Breaks Ground on Baseball and Softball Complex

A late August groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of construction of the Sandhills Global Youth Complex near Oak Lake Park in Lincoln. The complex will be the new home for Nebraska Wesleyan University baseball and softball teams beginning spring 2025.

President Darrin Good said, "This new home for Prairie Wolves baseball and softball will match the excellence that we exude in our academics and in our campus life—including our fantastic athletic programs."

We’ve Got Your Student’s Back

by Candice Howell Campus connections make a big difference in your student’s college career. And Nebraska Wesleyan works hard to help students make those connections to campus resources right away.

Wesleyan Weekend 2023—Uniting Tradition, Family and Fun

by Shelley McHugh

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for Wesleyan Weekend, September 28–October 1, 2023. A twist on our annual homecoming festivities, Wesleyan Weekend is filled with traditions both new and old. Parents and families are welcome and encouraged to attend the weekend’s events with your student.