Threshold: North Park University's Orientation Program

Threshold Experience: Moving from one phase of life to another; a rite of passage, a step of significance, a coming of age.


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Fall Threshold Welcome Week:
Friday, August 28 to Friday, September 4, 2015

Threshold is much more than just a week—it’s your whole experience of making the transition to college. We’re here to answer your questions and help you in any way we can. Use these pages to explore everything you’ll need to know so you can dive right in when you arrive as a new student.

Threshold Week is one of our favorite traditions at North Park University, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our community. We're proud you’re now a North Park Viking.

Threshold Schedule
Threshold Week Schedule
What time should you arrive at North Park? Where does everything take place? Do you get to go downtown and experience the city? Get all the details on what to expect at Threshold!
North Park Dictionary
North Park Dictionary
New places and experiences often come with their own lingo. We don't want you to feel like you're missing anything, so we've put together this helpful dictionary of places, things, and acronyms. Our student Threshold staff has also put together a helpful set of Top 10 lists for all students.
Back to School
Back to School
Make sure you’re ready for the first day of school! Get the scoop on important academic information and resources available to you on campus.
Commuter Students
Commuter Students
North Park's commuter students bring a lot to our campus community, and we're excited to welcome you to campus.
Threshold Parents and Families
Parents and Families
Transitioning to college isn’t just for students: parents and families have some adjusting to do, as well. These resources are designed to help your whole family know what to expect at Threshold, and how they can be involved throughout the academic year.
Connect with Threshold
Connect with Threshold
Have questions? Want to find us on Facebook or Twitter? Get the scoop on connecting with Threshold and your future classmates.