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Threshold

New Student Orientation

Welcome to North Park!

Threshold New Student Orientation is a long standing NPU tradition with the purpose of welcoming students, families, and guests to our campus and community. We believe orientation plays an important role in marking the beginning of your academic journey at North Park University. As you cross the threshold into this collegiate experience, it is our hope you have opportunities to connect with people and identify resources to take with you on this college journey.

About Threshold New Student Orientation

Threshold is much more than just a weekend—it’s your whole experience of making the transition to North Park. Use these pages to explore everything you’ll need to know before arriving to campus.

Fall Threshold will be Friday, August 24th – Sunday, August 26th.

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Before Orientation

First-Year Students

North Park’s orientation program, Threshold, flows seamlessly into our First Year Experience, to make your transition to North Park as smooth as possible. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you get ready for a great first year, whether you’re a first-year or transfer, resident or commuter student.

First Year Experience

Be sure to also explore special first-year program options to get connected on campus.

Transfer Students

We’re so glad you have chosen to make North Park your home for the next few years. You can find answers to your transfer student-specific questions using the categories below. As you are making your transition, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our transfer advisors for any assistance you need in understanding your Transfer Credit Evaluationthe registration process, or what life is like at North Park.

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International Students

Orientation for new international students begins the week before classes start each semester. After international student orientation, new undergraduate and exchange students will participate in a few days of continued orientation activities, called Threshold, with all other students who are new to the University. Please read your acceptance letter for specific orientation dates.

Commuter Student Resources

North Park’s Office of Student Activities and the Commuter Student Association work together to connect you to campus resources and the North Park community. We want you to feel at home while you’re at North Park. Check out the resources below to find answers to your questions and how to get connected.

Commuter Student Resources

Families and Guests

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 Orientation, and how they can be involved throughout the academic year.

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