NKU Kicks Off the Academic Year with Victorfest


 
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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."

Freshman Checklist

  • BOOKS: Don’t go unprepared on the first day of class. Bring your schedule to the bookstore to get your customized course materials or order online.
  • PARKING: 2019-20 academic year parking permits are now available for purchase. Click here to order yours.
  • MEAL PLAN: Sign up for an on-campus meal plan. Each plan saves 6 percent sales tax on purchases, and you don’t have to leave campus to eat.
  • NORSE ALERT: Sign up for NKU’s emergency contact system, Norse Alert, through your myNKU portal. Parents and students can select their preferences to get university notifications.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Both parents and students can follow @nkuedu on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and campus news.
  • Health, Counseling & Student Wellness: NKU values the mental and physical health of our students. Anyone seeking support can contact HCSW at 572-5650 or its website.
  • FUEL NKU: Provides free food items, fresh fruit and vegetable and toiletries to all NKU students. There are no financial requirements to visit the pantry.
  • ONLINE TRAINING: Complete Haven training prior to the first day of classes. Don’t forget to review your email for instructions.

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.

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