NKU Holds Winterfest to Welcome

Students Back to Campus 


Jan. 11, 2019– Northern Kentucky University holds Winterfest to welcome students back to campus and to help them gear up for the spring semester.

The events begin on Jan. 11 with the men’s basketball game against Wright State. Students can also attend activities the first week of class, such as ice skating on the plaza, a watch party for the Cleveland State game and SOTA faculty shows. Winterfest concludes on Jan. 21 with NKU’s Annual Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Office of Student Engagement holds Winterfest each year at the start of the spring semester.

“We know it’s not easy to get back into the school routine after the break,” said Dan Nadler, vice president for Student Affairs. “Winterfest is a way to build excitement and get students together. It also shows our new and transfer students how much there is to do around campus, even in January.”

New this year, the first 100 students can stop by the Student Union on Jan. 14 to get lunch for $2 that includes pizza, chips and a drink. The university’s food pantry, Fuel NKU, will get half the funds from each meal purchased.

Students are also encouraged to check out the MyEngagement portal on nku.edu to learn more about campus organizations. For more information about Winterfest, click here.  


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.