Admissions

Northland to Welcome Incoming Students with Third-Annual Pioneer Preview Student Orientation

East Grand Forks campus session will take place on Aug. 7, and in Thief River Falls on Aug. 8.

July 24, 2019 - Northland Community and Technical College is again offering new, incoming students and their families the opportunity to learn more about the college campuses during its Pioneer Preview New Student Orientation events on Aug. 7 and 8. This marks the third year of Pioneer Preview at Northland.

The East Grand Forks campus orientation will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and the Thief River Falls campus orientation on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with lunch and campus tours to follow.

Pioneer Preview is Northland’s overall effort to ensure that new students are well prepared for the journey toward academic excellence and personal development. In addition to learning about Northland’s admissions and registrar functions and registering for fall classes, new students can meet student leaders and academic advisers, get a closer look at the Northland’s 80-plus degree and certificate programs, make connections with fellow students, and learn about student life and organizations.

Students will have the chance to ask any burning questions they have regarding financial aid, scholarships, academic support, advisement, tuition, housing and IT support in hopes that we can alleviate any concerns prior to the start of fall semester.

“Pioneer Preview is intended to give students the opportunity to meet Northland student services staff and make connects with fellow students in their field of study,” said Nicki Carlson, Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions “Students will have the chance to ask any burning questions they have regarding financial aid, scholarships, academic support, advisement, tuition, housing and IT support in hopes that we can alleviate any concerns prior to the start of fall semester.”

The orientation sessions are meant to be a fun and informative way to help students get familiar with the campus and help ease personal, social and emotional adjustments that students often experience when transitioning to college life. Pioneer Preview is open to all incoming freshman and transfer students looking to learn more about their upcoming academic experience.

Students who attend orientation are better prepared to make the transition to higher education.

"We understand the natural nervousness new students and their parents, spouses, and families can have when entering college," said Jason Pangiarella, Coordinator of Student Life & Success. "Students who attend orientation are better prepared to make the transition to higher education."

Parents and family members also are encouraged to attend; and special sessions have been designed specifically with parents in mind, giving them an opportunity to meet and ask questions of faculty and staff. Family members can attend at no additional cost.

Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. For more information about orientation or to register, visit northlandcollege.edu/pioneerpreview or contact the Northland Admissions Office at (218)-683-8800 or enrollment@northlandcollege.edu.

Before registering for orientation, students need to have already applied for admission to Northland and completed testing requirements. If a student has not yet applied for the Fall semester, there still is time. Apply online or stop by a Northland campus to complete an application.

Registration for the fall semester is going on now and classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. Summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. through Aug. 6. Regular office hours resume the following week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Northland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.