Student Orientation

At Northwest Indian College, we offer certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs in more than 17 academic majors. Some programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year degree, while other programs allow students to earn a place-based and guided by our vision and core beliefs and values.

Give yourself about 30 minutes to complete this orientation.

Welcome to Northwest Indian College!

Welcome new students! We’re so excited to have you joining our community. Northwest Indian College has served students since classes were first offered in 1973. 47 years later, we continue to promotes Indigenous self-determination and knowledge to our students. We’re proud of the achievements and successes of our current students and more than 1800 alumni. We look forward to supporting you as you work toward your academic and professional goals.

This orientation is designed to familiarize you with campus and prepare you for your college experience. The experience will be two-fold:

  • Orientation Canvas page, which is a a course management system that supports online learning and teaching. The page has a lot of interactive information designed into modules, and each student will be required to work through and complete the survey at the end of the course.  All new students will be automatically added to this course.  If you would like to be added to this course, please email
  • Interactive Zoom meeting, where you will be able to meet virtually with staff, faculty, and other new students. There are several meeting times scheduled for you to choose from.
    • Friday, September 4, 12pm-1pm
    • Friday, September 4, 5-6pm
    • Friday, September 11th, 12-1pm
    • Friday, September 11th, 5-6pm
    • Friday, September 18th, 12-1pm
    • Friday, September 18th, 5-6pm
    • To sign up for one of these meeting times, CLICK HERE