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Threshold: New Student Orientation

Threshold is much more than just a weekend—it’s your whole experience of making the transition to North Park. 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 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.


Spring 2018 Threshold

Friday, January 12–Saturday, January 13

Welcome! We would like to welcome you and your family to orientation, commonly referred to as Threshold. Threshold is a long standing NPU tradition and an exciting time to get acquainted with NPU and meet new people in your classes. Click below to view the Threshold schedule.

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Commuter Students

North Park’s commuter students bring a lot to our campus community, and we’re excited to welcome you to campus.

Before You Arrive

All the best things in life take a little bit of planning and preparation, and heading to college is no exception. Check out our list of things you should do to make sure you have a smooth transition to life at North Park.

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.

Community Life

During Orientation Week you’ll have a chance to get a taste of community life, and also learn about our expectations for all our students, faculty, and staff as we learn together throughout the coming year.

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

Connect with Orientation

Have questions? Get the scoop on connecting with Orientation and your future classmates.