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Campus Offices

Campus Offices

Our campus offices are where your needs and inquiries are our top priority. Our dedicated teams are here to assist you with a wide range of services and support. Whether you have questions about admissions, financial aid, student services, or anything in between, we’re here to help. Explore the resources and expertise available to you through our campus offices, and let us make your journey through our institution as smooth and successful as possible.

Academic Affairs Office

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) of Northwest Nazarene University is committed to developing the University Community in habits of heart, soul, mind, and strength by offering leadership and engaging in dynamic partnership with the academic and support units of the university. In order to accomplish this function, OAA provides curricular oversight and assessment, faculty development, financial coordination and strategic planning.

Learn more about accreditation and assessment.

See the academic calendar.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Faculty Award Lecture
The faculty award lecture is an annual, academic event typically held one evening in the fall of each year. An NNU faculty member writes a formal paper and delivers it as a scholarly presentation to the community. The faculty member is selected competitively. One other NNU faculty member or faculty member from an institution in the Treasure Valley is asked to give a formal response to the lecture. A reception is given in honor of the presenting faculty member following the lecture.

Stephen Riley – The Reel Samson: How Our Screenings of the Biblical Icon Affect Our Life Together (11/8/18) – no recording available

Darrin L. GrinderMan Is Not the Measure: Spiritual Reading of Literature and Loving Nature (11/2/17)

Joseph BankardForgiveness as Process and Virtue: How to Overcome Feelings of Anger and Resentment (10/25/16)

Donna AllenAn Interpersonal Relationship with God (3/15/16)

Stephen K. ShawMarriage Equality and Religious Liberty: The First Amendment and American Pluralism (12/1/15)

D. Timothy AnstineOrganic Chemistry Poses Major Roadblocks to Chemical Evolution (11/11/14)

Julie Straight“Who is my neighbor?” Reflections from Literature on Circles of Community and Service (9/26/13)

Joe GormanRipple Effect: A Wesleyan Vision of Holistic Transformation in Christ (4/16/13)

Peter CrabbThe “Crazy” Idea of a Christian Libertarian Economist (2/26/13)

Kevin TimpeVirtue and Transformation—becoming the kind of people oriented towards pursuing truth, community, and service (11/13/12)

Admissions Office

The office of Admissions brings students from far and wide to a little oasis in Nampa called NNU. Striving to uphold the values of the University they recruit a diverse selection of individuals from all backgrounds. If they take you on a tour, know that what they say is true: the NNU community is the best.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Undergraduate Admissions
The office of Undergraduate Admissions is located in the NNU Welcome Center in the Conrad Student Commons. Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Admissions can answer any question you have about enrolling at NNU. A great place to start your research is on our Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate & Adult Admissions
The office of Graduate and Adult Admissions is located in the Graduate & Professional Studies Admissions Building. Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, admissions counselors for our various graduate and degree completion programs can answer any question you have about enrolling at NNU. A great place to start your research is on our Graduate Admissions page about graduate programs and our Center for Professional Development.

Alumni Office

The Office of Alumni Relations is here to help you stay in touch and connected with each other and the University. Update your contact information so we can stay in touch, and check out the many ways you can be involved. Attend events on-campus and in your state, start an area chapter, join the NNVers and connect with us on social media! We want to know what’s going on in your life.

A Board of Directors governs the Alumni Association and meets twice yearly representing alumni across the NNU region and beyond. Daily operations are handled by the Alumni Relations staff with offices in the Wiley Alumni House. Drop by or call us anytime. We are here to help you stay connected to your alma mater!

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Contact us at alumni@nnu.edu, we’d be happy to get in touch with you.

See the Alumni page for more information.

Athletics Office

The office of Athletics unites academic achievement with athletic excellence. The department brings students from many different majors and career paths and encourages their pursuit of athletic performance on a variety of athletic teams. The office celebrates victories on and off the playing field, and strives to create better students and people. They are proud of their many Men’s and Women’s athletic teams including; Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country and Volleyball.

Visit nnusports.com for information about NNU athletics. Go Nighthawks!

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Brandt Center Office

Production comes alive at the NNU Brandt Center
Our gorgeous facility has 1,500 seat auditorium, two art galleries, multiple meeting spaces, and a spacious 9,000-square-foot grand lobby. The venue showcases the talents of performers and artists from the University, the local Treasure Valley community, and around the world.

Email events@nnu.edu to start working with us to plan your next event.

Facility Information
With over 1,500 plush theatre seats and meeting spaces, we will make your event shine. Your event will be supported by our state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems and reach further with our video systems. (conferencing, studio production and streaming technologies) Supervising will be our production staff dedicated to providing our clients with a quality experience, NNU Brandt Center is the ideal venue for your concert, graduation ceremony, organization-wide training session, or theatrical performance.

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Business Office

The Student Account Services department located in the Emerson Administration Building and coordinates the following services for students: student billing, account payments, student payment plans, and disbursement checks. If you have questions about your student account, please contact us at 208.467.8596 or studentaccounts.nnu.edu. Currently enrolled students also have access to the account information through the NNU portal.

Office Hours: Student Account Services Monday – -Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – (lower level with Financial Aid)

Business Office Hours for other campus accounting services:  Monday – Friday 8-5 (main floor)  

Contact Us:

Christina Barker, Lead Student Accounts Specialist – Undergraduate Programs208.467.8526 or email: christinabarker@nnu.edu

Chelsea Whittaker, Student Accounts Specialist –
Graduate, Adult & Professional Programs – 208.467.8534 or email: cwhittaker@nnu.edu

Campus Safety Office

The Campus Safety Department helps ensure that the NNU community is as safe as possible. The department’s goal is to provide students with a positive experience while here, and invite all campus people and visitors to contact Campus Safety with any concerns, questions, or ideas about Campus Safety. NNU believes it is also the responsibility of individuals to remain involved in the safety and security of the NNU community. Students should remain alert to their surroundings at all times and report any unusual behavior or incidents immediately.

The Campus Safety office is located at: 515 S. Ivy Street directly behind the NNU Alumni House.

For emergencies, safety escorts, or immediate facility access: NNU Campus Safety Officers are on duty and available for service seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. The campus is patrolled by a contracted security company from 12:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and does NOT take calls for service. Emergency calls during this time should go to 911 for the Nampa Police Department to respond. To leave a message with Campus Safety please call 208.467.8911 and we will return your call by the following business day.

Campus Store Office

The Campus Store is your local source for Nighthawks apparel and gear. The Store provides merchandise for students, parents, alumni, supporters and friends. With a diverse selection of products for sale, the Campus Store has what you need for school and so much more. Stop by the old Student Center to browse; the Store regularly offers sales so you’re sure to find something of interest.


Store Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday 11 am-4:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-2pm
Starting on May 13th

*The Campus Mailroom has the same weekday hours as the Campus Store but is closed on the weekends.

Career Development Office

Career Development provides information and assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to assess career goals and investigate career opportunities through internships, job opportunities, resume help, and much more.

Career Related Courses
STSK 1810, Major and Career Exploration
STSK 3710, Career and Life Planning

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Monday through Friday or by appointment.

Contact: career@nnu.edu or 208.467.8767

Located in the Office of Student Life in the Conrad Commons.

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Center for Academic Success & Advising Office

CASA, the Center for Academic Success & Advising, is the epicenter for supporting students in pursuit of their academic goals. CASA support begins when prospective undergraduate students consider their first semester schedule at NNU. CASA works closely with the undergraduate Admissions Team and the Registrar’s Office to create schedules for all incoming undergraduate students. From the first day of classes and through commencement, CASA offers a full array of academic services including tutoring, the Writing Center, academic coaching, disability support for academics, academic advising for select majors and “deciding” students and test proctoring services. Academic progress is monitored each semester and the CASA faculty/staff also offers additional assistance for students on academic probation.

Disability Support Services (DSS) for all students at the University are available through CASA. DSS exists to ensure access to the University and its programs by students with disabilities. The office coordinates and provides reasonable accommodations, advocates for an accessible and hospitable learning environment and promotes self-determination on the part of the individuals served.

Finally, CASA supports the educational mission of NNU by providing high-quality testing services in accordance with the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines and governmental regulations. The services provided for students, faculty, staff, community members and business partners will be consistently rendered with an attitude of service that demonstrates value for relationships, personal excellence, diversity and commitment to lifelong learning.

The Center for Academic Success & Advising is located in the Leah Peterson Learning Commons.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Find out more about the services offered in the Center for Academic Success & Advising.

Center For Professional Development Office

The Center for Professional Development brings you convenient, relevant, and affordable professional development courses. We service both the education and business industries with a variety of online courses, workshops, and professional training. With over 250 online courses offered per year, NNU’s Center for Professional Development has the most convenient, affordable professional development in the state of Idaho.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Concurrent Credit Office

The Concurrent Credit Program at Northwest Nazarene University is designed to enrich the educational opportunities of pre-college students who have demonstrated high academic ability. This program unites the services of NNU with high school and home school students offering university-level credits for selected courses administered through NNU and taught at local and online high schools by NNU-approved instructors.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Financial Aid Office

The purpose of financial aid is to bridge the gap between what you and your family can afford and the total cost of your education. We encourage every student to apply for financial aid and pursue every possible resource, including scholarships, grants, loans and employment.

To receive federal financial aid and other types of need based financial aid you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our federal school code is 001624. The process will be quicker if both you and your parent(s) have an FSA ID number. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, you can utilize this tutorial or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208.467.8638, or financialaid@nnu.edu.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Learn more about Financial Aid

Helstrom Business Center Office

Helstrom Business Center is home to our business majors. Harter is one of only three lecture halls on campus because NNU’s average class size is kept at 15 to allow students better access to their professors. Through the business department, students from all areas of study can join and compete with nationally recognized organizations like ENACTUS and the American Marketing Association.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Human Resources Office

The Office of Human Resources at NNU is to oversee and manage the areas of recruitment, training, employee relations, compensation and benefit program management, performance evaluation, and policy/procedure development and implementation.

Questions regarding compensation, benefits, or other general questions can be answered by our HR team. You can reach us at hr@nnu.edu, we’re happy to help!

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).

Information for supervisors, hiring, and other HR related questions can be found in the NNU Portal.

Employment Opportunities

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Information Technology & Help Desk

Located in the Leah Peterson Learning Commons, IT Services is staffed by full-time employees as well as part-time student technical assistants. The IT Services help desk is the front line on IT support issues. They assist with student and employee accounts, campus telephones, classroom technology, printing, computer and network maintenance, software needs, and Wi-Fi connections.

For assistance you can submit a ticket, email help@nnu.edu, or call 208-467-8111.

For how-to articles, check out the Knowledge Base of campus related technologies, software, and services.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Closed Campus Holidays and Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for Community Chapel)

John E. Riley Library Office

The multifunctional Learning Commons houses the John E. Riley Library’s traditional print collections and has a variety of study spaces designed to address different learning needs; it offers group study rooms, cozy window-seat niches, a quiet reading room, testing rooms, an instructional lab and computer workstations. There’s even “The Bean”—NNC’s soda shop of the ’40s and ’50s, revisioned as a new campus coffee shop available to befriend early birds and night owls during their study sessions.

The Learning Commons & Riley Library is restricted to NNU students and personnel via card swipe until further notice.

Hours vary.

Check out library.nnu.edu to learn more.

Leah Peterson Learning Commons Office

The multifunctional Leah Peterson Learning Commons houses the John E. Riley Library’s traditional print collections and has a variety of study spaces designed to address different learning needs; it offers group study rooms, cozy window-seat niches, a quiet reading room, testing rooms, an instructional lab and computer workstations. There’s even “The Bean”—NNC’s soda shop of the ’40s and ’50s, revisioned as a new campus coffee shop available to befriend early birds and night owls during their study sessions.

The Learning Commons & Riley Library is restricted to NNU students and personnel via card swipe until further notice.

Hours vary.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining, storing and distributing all academic records and petitions. Statistical data for institutional, regional and national reports and surveys are generated. The Office of the Registrar exists to serve and to educate faculty, staff, administrators and students in the academic policies and procedures of NNU in order to empower them to accomplish their goals and complete assigned tasks.

See Registrar Forms for a list of forms that can be printed, filled out, and turned in to the Registrar Office. Forms for working out a schedule or drop/adds are found under Scheduling Forms.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Student Life Office

To say that you’ll have a great time at NNU would be an understatement. The Office of Student Life is here to make sure of that. We take care of every aspect of your student experience, from where you live to what you do on Thursday nights.

The office of Student Life is located in the Conrad Commons.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Things to Know About Student Life

Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) at Northwest Nazarene University is dedicated to empowering faculty through comprehensive professional development and fostering innovative teaching practices. Aligned with NNU’s mission to transform the whole person through education centered in Jesus Christ, the TLC aims to pursue academic excellence and create a collaborative community where faculty can share best practices and continuously grow in their teaching and learning methodologies.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

University Advancement Office

Empowering the next generation of learners, achievers and dreamers at NNU is no easy task, and it is all thanks to our many generous donors. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from financial donations to physical assets, but they all help us achieve our mission. These gifts help students in all sorts of ways; providing scholarships, furthering campus building projects and providing for needs all across campus.

If you have questions, you may call our office at 208.467.8423 or 866.467.8987 (toll-free). Thank you for your generous partnership with Northwest Nazarene University!

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Ways to Give:

Online or mail your check to NNU:
University Advancement
623 S. University Blvd
Nampa, ID 83686

Find out more about making an impact

University Marketing & Communications Office

NNU’s Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for helping the University tell its story. The audience for this story includes prospective students, donors, alumni, and the community. The office offers its services across campus in marketing, branding, research or expertise in content development, design, photography and media relations, to help each department tell its own part of the NNU story.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

University Mission & Ministry Office

University Mission & Ministry is the place to come for all your ministry needs. Connect with the University Chaplain, the Assistant to the President for Congregational Engagement or the Wesley Center and discover helpful resources to guide you through your mission and ministry journey.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Wesley Center Office

The purpose of the Wesley center is to facilitate the embedding of Christ-centered discipleship across the university’s campus and curriculum and to support the mission of the Church of the Nazarene throughout the Northwest Educational Region and globally.

As part of the College of Theology & Christian Ministries the Wesley Center is comprised of two offices. The offices and their directors are as follows:

  • Wesley Center Director, Dr. Brent Peterson, bdpeterson@nnu.edu
  • Office of Applied Theology, Dr. Richard Thompson, Director, rpthompson@nnu.edu
  • Wesley Center Conference, Directors Dr. Jay Akkerman, jakkerman@nnu.edu and Dr. Brent Peterson, bdpeterson@nnu.edu

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for chapel Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Wesley Center Conference
Join us for Wesley Center Conference 2024 on February 15 – 16, 2024, as we welcome Dr. Andrew Root. This two-day event will focus on the Ministry of Availability: Leadership in Our Ever-Changing World.

Lifelong Learning
Enhance your life and ministry with Northwest Nazarene University’s low cost, fully online catalog of continuing education courses and fulfill your denomination’s lifelong learning requirements.

Iron Sharpens Iron
Iron Sharpens Iron is a weekly conversation of fellowship, learning, and encouragement.

Wesley Center Online
The Wesley Center Online is a collection of historical and scholarly resources about the Wesleyan Tradition, theology, Christianity and the Church of the Nazarene.