New Student Orientation
Welcome to Northwestern Polytechnic. You are now part of our polytechnic future, and we are excited to begin this new semester together. On this page, you will find resources and supports to help set you up for success as you navigate your first year of post-secondary.
What to Expect for Winter 2023
How to Access your Important Documents
To access your My Documents, you will first need to log in to your myNWP account. If you do not have
an account, you can request one.
Once you have logged into your myNWP account, select the Home tab, click on the Document Library and
then view the My Documents section.
Student ID Cards
Digital ID Cards
All NWP Student ID cards will be digitally available in the NWP App. You can download the app for
Android or Apple
devices and then upload your photo through the app's provided steps.
Download the NWP App
Physical ID Cards
If you require a physical ID card for your program, we will print your card and make it available for
pickup at our IT
HelpDesk. To arrange a pickup time, please email the Help Desk at helpdesk@NWPolytech.ca.
Please note, if a physical card is not required for your program, but you require it for another
reason, please upload
your photo and then email the Help Desk at helpdesk@NWPolytech.ca to request that it be printed
arranged for pickup.
The student hub is a place on our website where you can find all support information in one place,
including technical support should you require it! You can access the
Hub through the Student Life section
of the website.
Access the Student Hub
Academic Advisors help you to plan your program. If you are in a 1-2 year Certificate or Diploma
program you will be introduced to your Academic Advisor in your program specific orientation at the
end of this section. If you are in a University Transfer program, you can access an Academic Advisor in Student Services.
The Northwestern Polytechnic Students' Association (NWPSA) is a nonprofit
organization located within Northwestern Polytechnic. NWPSA is proudly student
owned and operated. We are constantly thinking of ways we can help our fellow students ensure they
receive the best
experience possible. NWPSA offers students many different benefits such as the health and dental
program*, a relaxing lounge, study space and fun events and activities. Most importantly we provide
student representation tothe institution's faculty and administration, as well as municipal and
provincial levels of government.
Get to Know Your NWPSA
*Registration in most full-time credit programs means you are automatically enrolled in the mandatory
extended student health and dental plan. You may opt out of this plan if you can prove extended
coverage by another plan. You must opt out each year. Please refer to eligibility
on the NWPSA website.
Goosechase - Campus Wide Hunt
Win prizes by participating in the ultimate campus-wide photo hunt on Grande Prairie campus. Explore your new campus, complete missions, submit photos, get points, and climb the
Download the app to get started.
To play, you will need to enter game code 3MXG1P. Learn more about the game and how to play here.
The Learning Commons is more than just a library! It is the academic heart of our campuses and a
for students, faculty, and community to engage, learn and discover. All library services as well as
testing accommodation, research support, technology assistance, accessibility services and tutor
supports can be found here.
Visit our Learning Commons
In addition to the main orientation, your program may have a specific orientation to familiarize you with the
different aspects of the program, and to outline the plan for the year. Any plans will be communicated
directly by your department through your student email.
myClass: Institution-Wide Orientation
This course acts as a new student manual to supplement Institution-Wide Orientation and can be accessed
myClass. All new students are encouraged to complete the full course before January 15, 2023. Returning students are also strongly encouraged to complete the course, as information
has changed since last year.
If you are unfamiliar with the D2L or Brightspace learning platform technical support is available.
Access Technical Support
How to Access the Course
- Go to NWP.me/myClass.
- Log into your account using your NWP webmail login credentials.
- Your username should be StudentID@NWPolytech.ca (ex. 1234567@NWPolytech.ca).
- Password is originally set to your birthdate in the format of YYYYMmmDD (ex. 2002Mar10).
- For help with login credentials please contact Helpdesk@NWPolytech.ca.
- Click here if you
need to reset your password.
- Log into myNWP.
- Change your NWP password (in :"My Profile" under "Account Information").
- Click on the correct "New Student Orientation" course for your campus.
- Enroll in the course for your campus.
Complete the course.
- Grande Praire
If your department/program has created a myClass course for your Program Orientation, you will also
be able to add that course to your myClass account by following the above steps.
Welcome From Your Executive Team
Welcome to Canada’s newest polytechnic. We are a new institution and we are constantly looking for your new ideas and suggestions. I am delighted you chose to study at Canada’s most entrepreneurial polytechnic and look forward to seeing where your time at NWP takes you across Alberta, Canada or the world.
What advice would you give new students?
Use your time at NWP to meet new people. The connections you make will be some of your greatest memories and will be invaluable as you move forward to new opportunities.
I am thrilled to welcome you to Northwestern Polytechnic and excited by the return of our vibrant campus life! Whether you are beginning or continuing your educational journey with us, we look forward to learning, exploring, and growing together.
At NWP, we are all rooting for you and I encourage you to engage with your instructors, check-out the learning commons and academic supports, watch a Wolves game (or all of them), visit the On-Campus Friendship Centre, participate in campus recreation activities, and take full advantage of the student supports on- and off-campus.
Welcome to Northwestern Polytechnic, Alberta's newest polytechnic! As the Polytechnic looks to meet the broader economic needs of Alberta, Corporate Services strives to provide facilities and infrastructure that enable students and staff to learn and think critically, meet new friends and become involved in student life on campus.
Polytechnics have a close working relationship with the community, and we encourage you to enjoy learning alongside faculty and industry and participating in hands-on polytechnic-based opportunities.
To find out more information about orientation and the events happening on campus follow our social media. If you have questions, you can reach a recruitment team member using the following information: