August 9, 2019— Northern Kentucky University celebrates the start of a new academic year with Victorfest, one of the biggest traditions across campus. The week full of fun events begins with Freshman Move-In Day on August 15.
“I love the energy that comes with the new school year and hope the incoming class is excited about joining our Norse Family,” said Dr. Dan Nadler, vice president for Student Affairs. “To the incoming class, I hope you each are proud and excited about joining our Norse Family. Welcome to your university, your home away from home. You belong here.”
First-year students Orientation is on August 15-17. They’ll meet fellow students, faculty and President Ashish Vaidya at New Student Convocation on August 15 at 5 p.m. at BB&T Arena.
Events like Freshfusion, Game Night and a mix of training about university programs and services lead up to the first day of class on August 19. Victorfest continues throughout the first week of classes, including an outdoor movie, The BIG Event, Day of Service and Paint Wars.
“More than ever, NKU students are choosing to live on campus,” said Arnie Slaughter, assistant vice president for Student Engagement and dean of Students. “Since this is often the first time they are living on their own, we compiled a checklist for students to prepare for this exciting time. Everything is designed to help smooth the transition to college life."
Students should also look at the MyEngagement portal to learn more about campus organizations. For the complete list of Victorfest events, visit its website.
About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.