As a family member of a North Central student, you’re an important part of the Cardinal Family. While you (hopefully) won’t be living in a residence hall, there are plenty of ways to make yourself “at home” on campus, while staying informed and involved in the life of your student. We invite you to join with us to encourage, challenge, applaud, and celebrate your student through each step of the college journey.
Newsletters, social media and publications
It’s easy to receive information about what’s happening on campus. You can opt-in to specific e-newsletters sent regularly by staff in Student Life, Athletics, and Alumni. The College homepage news feed is updated regularly with academic news, feature profiles and breaking announcements. We invite you to connect with North Central College through a number of social media channels. North Central Now alumni magazine is available online and updated quarterly.
Campus events and activities
You might visit campus to see your student perform or compete — or you might just want an evening of entertainment for yourself. Either way, there are countless options that we hope you’ll consider:
Certain annual events are highlights in the lives of students and their families, including:
- Homecoming Weekend [October 25-27, 2013]
- Family Weekend [October 11 - 13, 2013]
- Honors Day/Cornerstone Week [May 13, 2013]
- Commencement [June 14, 2014]
Enjoy student showcases and world-class professionals in music, theater, dance and art. The 2013-14 season includes the likes of Blood, Sweat and Tears, Kenny Rogers, Bill Cosby and Foreigner. Browse the Fine Arts website for the complete schedule and ticket information.
With some of the finest Division III athletes, teams and facilities in the country, be sure to cheer on one of many sports that will compete for CCIW titles and national championships this year. Check out the athletic website for schedule information and results.
The campus is overflowing with a rich and diverse array of cultural exhibitions, including lectures, discussions, dinners and exhibits – all of which we encourage parents to attend. From our annual Martin Luther King Week celebration to the current focus on Global Human Rights, there is always something to see, hear, and learn. Visit the campus calendar for a complete list of what’s happening.
Parents, siblings and family members are encouraged to take part in all that we offer to the community, including community education classes and summer camps and workshops. Learning opportunities abound – from computer classes to radio camp.