Things to Consider Before Coming to DWU
Trust your student. The first year is about discovery; discovery of self, discovery of academic strengths and limitations and discovery of choices for the future. Have faith in the values you have imparted to your new student and let them know that you trust their judgment.

Talk about finances. Many students have previously been financially dependent on their family. Some may have little understanding of their family’s financial situation, the definition of fiscal responsibility and how to manage their money. Likewise, working towards a college degree can be an expensive process. Discussing financial boundaries and the consequences of financial irresponsibility is an important
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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