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Eagle Welcome

Eagle Welcome

NWACC Eagle Welcome Event

Ready to learn more about pursuing a higher education at NWACC? Spend the day at NWACC's Eagle Welcome event on January 11th or 12th!

As a mandatory event for newly enrolled students, Eagle Welcome allows you to experience NWACC's Bentonville campus or Washington County location, meet other students, learn about the college's various programs and resources, and feel prepared for your college journey.

Questions? Contact us by texting 479-252-9554 or emailing visit@nwacc.edu.

student at a check in table

Register for Eagle Welcome

Before Event

View the information below to learn which Eagle Welcome event to join, location options, parking, registration and what to bring. 

Bentonville Campus Dates: 
January 12th: 1 PM - 4:30 PM

1 College Dr.
Bentonville, Arkansas

Park in the college's parking lot but please avoid parking in spaces labeled for faculty or staff. 

Washington County Location Dates: 
January 11th: 1 PM - 4:30 PM

6101 Watkins Ave
Springdale, Arkansas

Park in the college's parking lot but please avoid parking in spaces labeled for faculty or staff. 

Register for Eagle Welcome

  • All students will receive an email and/or text reminding you of your registered date and time.
  • Please make sure to check your email for additional details.

What to Bring

  • Typically, you are not required to bring anything to Eagle Welcome unless you have not submitted financial aid or record documents. You may want to bring your NWACC ID number and photo ID if you need a student ID card or a parking pass. 
  • Feel free to invite a family member or friend to join you during Eagle Welcome. 


During Event

View the information below to learn about checking in and what to expect during the Eagle Welcome event, session description, resource fair stations and how to check out. 

Check In & What to Expect

  • Go to the Student Center, room 108 (see campus map) to check in with NWACC staff, possibly meet with enrollment services on the second floor of the Student Center and receive the event program with the session schedule enclosed. 
  • You'll be made aware of mandatory and student choice sessions and be connected to various college services.
  • At check-in, you will receive a passport to have initialed by staff members at your student choice sessions and resource fair booths.

About the Sessions

  • Sessions last for 20 minutes each, and you will be required to attend five sessions. Three are mandatory and two you will be able to choose.
  • If you are a first-generation student, you will have to attend four mandatory sessions, and can choose the fifth session. See session descriptions below. 

Three Mandatory Sessions:

  • Know Your Code and Navigating NWACC 
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, White Auditorium I  Washington County – Room 105
    Providing a positive and safe learning environment for everyone is a priority! You’ll get a general overview of the student code of conduct, as well as where/how to report an incident. This session will also address free speech at NWACC, safety and security on campus, reporting Title IX concerns, and how to sign up for our campus communications and security alert systems.

  • You Are Not Alone
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, White Auditorium I  Washington County – Room 126
    Personal counseling is a positive step you can take to help you learn healthy coping skills when faced with something that may be distressing to you. It is an opportunity to eliminate barriers that may interfere with your success at NWACC. There are often life stressors that college students encounter (moving, change in finances, balancing demands of parenting/school/work, etc.). If you are beginning to feel stressed or overwhelmed, please make an appointment by emailing counseling@nwacc.edu. The Student Health & Safety fee from your tuition covers the cost of all counseling services. There is no extra fee. 

  • College 101 
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, White Auditorium I  Washington County – Room 105
    Nervous about college? Have some questions? This informal and informative session will give you an opportunity to ask anything you're curious about. We will give you some of our best tools and tricks to navigating the college environment and finding success in and out of the classroom. 

One Mandatory Session for First-Generation Students:

  • Are You a First-Generation College Student? 
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, White Auditorium I  Washington County – Room 105
    The term first-generation student refers to students who are the first of their family to attend a higher education institution, and their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed any level of higher education. Join other first-generation students in learning tips and resources that will help you be successful in your higher education journey.

Student Choice Sessions (Must Attend Two Sessions):

  • This is Your Library
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, Room 1004  I  Washington County – Room 106
    This fun, interactive introduction to the NWACC library will leave you feeling like the library is your home away from home, with a few additional academic perks as well! The library is for YOU, the student, so come see what we have to offer to help you succeed.

  • Get Involved @ NWACC!
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, Room 1465  I  Washington County – Room 117
    Did you know studies have shown that college student involvement is positively related to academic performance? Learn about how you can be involved at NWACC! Do you want to join a club, be a part of student leadership, find your college community? Join us and learn all about how to get involved at NWACC!  

  • Student Success Resources 
    Bentonville - Burns Hall, Room 1402  I  Washington County – Room 127
    NWACC strives to provide comprehensive services to eliminate physical, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers to student success.  Learn about services available to help students be successful such as tutoring, the Math Center, the Writing Center, and the Disability Resource Center.


About the Resource Fair
Bentonville – Student Center, Room 108  I  Washington County – Room 107

  • College is more than a place to take classes, it’s a place to find the support and network you need to make exciting changes in your life. Visit our resource fair stations to learn about what NWACC offers to help you be successful in college.
  • You will be required to visit at least three stations at the resource fair.

Check Out
Bentonville – Student Center, Room 108  I  Washington County – Room 107  |  4 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Attendance to sessions and resource fair stations is required. Collect initials on your passport after attending each student choice session and three resource fair stations.
  • If you have questions regarding your financial aid requirements or admissions, please see the enrollment support desk on the second floor of the Student Center.