Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity from Northwestern State University!

By coming to our Spring N-Side View, you can speak with a faculty member representing your intended major and with students representing organizations that spark your interest. You will also get a chance to view our beautiful campus and downtown Historic Natchitoches.

Hello Future Demons!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Check-In (Magale Recital Hall) | 8:00am

Organization browse in Alumni Plaza | 8:00am

Welcome (A.A. Fredericks Auditorium) | 9:00am

Guest Speaker | 10:00am

Parent Panel | 11:00am

Student Panel | 11:00am

PLP Emerging Leaders Session | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet with...

Academic Departments | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch ($10) | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Campus Tour | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Housing Tour | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

*Financial Aid and Admissions Offices will be available in the Student Services Center during N-Side View.

Schedule of Events


ACCUPLACER is a college placement test that assists NSU in evaluating incoming students in writing (English) and math skills for placement decisions. Students with an ACT/SAT Math sub-score below 19/460 or an ACT/SAT English sub-score below 18/450 may take placement exams. Passing the exams allows registration in NSU’s college-level English and/or Math course(s) instead of developmental course(s). Cost for the exam is $15 for Math or English or $25 for both.

The fee and a valid, current photo ID are required for ACCUPLACER testing. Registration is available via the Credit Connection link above.

*Acceptable forms of payment include: exact cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card.

Northwestern State University offers a unique scholarship opportunity for students with strong leadership potential and provides them with a year-long leadership development program. The President’s Leadership Program is designed to promote active involvement in the campus community and to provide opportunities for students to build leadership skills together. Students selected for the program will take a leadership course together and engage in a series of developmental leadership activities.

Want to learn more about the President’s Leadership Program and accelerate your connection with the campus community?

Join us for the PLP Emerging Leaders Day, from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Activities will include an experiential activities session, group interview, and the opportunity to meet current student leaders. There’s no better way to build relationships with other new students and to enhance your potential for success at Northwestern State and beyond.

A reservation and completed Leadership Application, which can be found via the link below, are required in order to participate in the program.

The President’s Leadership Program "Emerging Leaders Day"

Academic Departments

Northwestern State offers over fifty degree programs with 100 percent national accreditation in all eligible programs. Faculty and staff members from our outstanding academic departments will be available to answer questions about your intended major or area of interest.

Campus Involvement

There is something for everyone! Northwestern State has more than 100 organizations to appeal to the student’s interests. There are more than a dozen Greek organizations along with service clubs and organizations related to academic programs, honor societies, community service, and religious beliefs.

Northwestern State hosts 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate championship caliber sport teams. We are also proud of the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band with over 300 members. A special part of the band is the Demon Dazzlers danceline. The co-ed cheerleading squad and Purple Pizzazz pom-pon line keep Demon fans on their feet. The Northwestern State spirit groups offer scholarships to their members.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts presents an outstanding schedule of plays, concerts, recitals, and exhibits. All students regardless of major are eligible to audition for NSU Bands, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony, and other performing ensembles.

From I-49, head east on LA 6 (University Parkway) toward Natchitoches. Turn right at Northwestern’s main gates (Central Avenue). Magale Recital Hall and A. A. Fredericks Auditorium are the first academic buildings on your right.

Directions & Accommodations

If an overnight visit is in your plans, comfortable and convenient accommodations are available. Some suggestions are listed here to help make reservations easy for you. Fine dining is available in the Historic District and throughout the city.

The National Historic Landmark District holds Front Street, a brick thoroughfare where wrought iron balconies, restaurants and shops face the beautiful Cane River Lake. If you have time, you can visit the replication of the first French fort – Fort St. Jean Baptiste, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, or even Kisatchie National Forest and Long Leaf Scenic Byway. Come see for yourself, the beautiful sites of Northwestern State and the Historic City of Natchitoches.

Hotel Information

Best Western - Natchitoches

5131 University Parkway

Natchitoches LA 71457

(318) 352-6655

Church Street Inn

120 Church Street

Natchitoches LA 71457

(318) 238-8888

Comfort Suites of Natchitoches

151 Hayes Street

Natchitoches LA 71457

(318) 228-8816

Ask for the “N-Side View” discount rate

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

5335 University Parkway

Natchitoches LA 71457

(318) 214-0700

Hampton Inn

5300 University Parkway

Natchitoches LA 71457

(318) 354-0010

Holiday Inn Express

5137 University Parkway

Natchitoches LA 71457

(318) 354-9911

Natchitoches also has over 30 beautiful bed and breakfasts!