Campus & Spiritual Life
Pursuing Your Purpose in Community
At Northwest Nazarene University, we recognize that residential life is an essential part of our students’ success. We’ve designed the on-campus experience with you in mind—to enhance your college experience, help you feel at home and set you up for success as you pursue your purpose.
Northwest Nazarene University requires all students to live on campus for at least three years. Exceptions to the residency requirement are granted for students who are over the age of 21, married or have children, graduating (current academic year) seniors or are commuting from their parent’s/guardian’s home. To find out if you qualify for a residence exception, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208.467.8643.
According to research by the American Council on Education, U.S. college students who live on campus:
- Are more satisfied with their college experience
- Earn higher grade point averages
- Are more likely to graduate
As a residential campus, NNU offers residence halls for first-year and sophomore students. Juniors and seniors enjoy our upperclassmen apartments. The on-campus experience is an essential part of the community we’ve created. Besides being a lot of fun, it can lead to some of the very best friends and memories you’ll make during your four years here.
One of the things our students love most about NNU is the community they’ve found here. Picture your professor meeting you for coffee to explore tough spiritual questions together, your new residence hall friend leaving an encouraging message on your door after a long day, or your classmate offering to meet you in the Learning Commons and work on homework together. Lifelong relationships you make in everyday interactions like these will shape who you are and who you will become. It all starts right here.
The active but laid-back lifestyle that exemplifies Northwest living is alive and well in the Boise Valley … and at NNU! We’re in a best-of-all-worlds location. Soak in the solitude of outdoor adventures or immerse yourself in the landscape of Boise’s art and culture. No need to say goodbye to the latest trends either. Savor a cup of locally roasted coffee or homemade ice cream on your way to the local farmer’s market, thrift stores, escape rooms and more.