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Student Center 250
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-3007
E-mail: Clayton Kolb
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Welcome Week FAQ

What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week helps you make the transition to college life. During this multi-day experience, you'll become acclimated to living in a residence hall, meet new friends and connect with Northern and its programs and services. Welcome Week is your opportunity to ask questions and explore everything Northern has to offer.


Can family attend Welcome Week?

Family members are welcome to attend. Parents can help you move into the residence halls, hear the president’s welcome and learn more Northern's support services. 


Where and when can I purchase textbooks & supplies?

The Wolf Shoppe, on the lower level of the Student Center, is open during Welcome Week. Once checked in and settled in the residence halls, you should have time before the first WW session to visit the bookstore to purchase books and supplies. The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and special hours from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday. When you visit the bookstore, don't forget to bring your class schedule.


What is September Slam?

September Slam is a calendar produced by the Office of Student Activities that lists all of the campus events scheduled during the first month of the academic year. You're strongly encouraged to attend events, as they offer an excellent way to meet other students and learn about campus life. Calendars will be available when you arrive on campus.


Questions about …


… Living in a residence hall, your roommate, or what to pack?

Contact the Office of Residence Life in Student Center 250 at 605-626-3007 or email

Go to the Residence Life website.


… Financial aid or scholarships?

Contact the Financial Aid Office in Dacotah Hall 103 at 605-626-2640.

Go to the Financial Aid website.


…Tuition and fees?

Log into WebAdvisor to see your bill.

Contact the Finance Office in the Krikac Administration Building 202A at 605-626-2566.

Go to the Finance Office website.


…Signing into your Northern email, D2L or WebAdvisor?

Contact the Support Desk in Tech Center 148 at 605-626-2283 or