Hello from Jackie!

Hello to my admitted students for Fall 2018!

First of all, I’m so excited that Northwestern is on your radar. We’re so blessed by your interest in a faith-based education, and we are praying that God will guide you this year as you determine where he is leading you, whether that’s to UNW or not!

A little about me: I’m a 2003 graduate of Northwestern. I studied creative writing and LOVED IT. These days, I work in UNW admissions by day, and I write novels for teenagers with HarperCollins Publishers by evening and weekend. It is a busy, full, fun life. Northwestern really set me up for success, both professionally and spiritually. I grew so much in my faith during my time at UNW, and it launched me after graduation into continued spiritual growth.

My job at Northwestern is to help you navigate the enrollment process. I’m here to answer your questions, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and be a sounding board as you make your college decision.

Please let me know how I can help. My office hours are generally noon to 8 pm on Mondays and 8 am to 4:30 on Tuesday-Friday. My contact info is here.





At Northwestern, theROCK is our campus intranet. After you’re admitted, you’re sent a username and password so that you can log onto theROCK. I recommend changing your password right away to something you’ll remember.

On theROCK, the main tab that you’ll use prior to starting school here is the New Student tab. You’ll want to work through these steps one at a time. The first three steps can be done at any point throughout the school year (though earlier is better!); the last four won’t be available till later in the spring.

Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see when you log in. I’ve circled the New Student tab as well as the list of steps. I’ve also circled where you can access your UNW email. (For more info on your UNW email, click here.)



UNW Parking

Students with 30+ credits …

Students who have 30+ college credits may have a car on campus. Registration for 2018-19 will open this spring.

Note: Make sure your college transcripts have been sent! You will not be able to fill out the parking permit form until your 30 college credits have been processed.

Students with fewer than credits …

Freshmen are welcome to complete a parking appeal form for special circumstances (i.e. medical reasons, primary caretaker for a family member, etc.). Students coming from far distances will be considered. Students wanting a car in order to work off-campus are less likely to be approved. Please talk to me before you complete this form; I will do my best to help you submit a strong appeal.