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Fostering a Commitment to Postsecondary Education

Community Connections offers three programs dedicated to fostering a commitment to attain a postsecondary education in the minds of elementary and middle school students and their parents. The younger the child is when exposed to college, the better the chances that a student will incorporate college into his/her lifelong goals.

Norse Explore!

Community Connections offers campus visits to elementary and middle school groups.  Students in grades 4-8 will catch a glimpse of campus life from NKU student leaders, faculty and staff.

Visits typically include an interactive discussion about Northern Kentucky University and preparing for college, a campus walk and talk guided by current NKU students and a classroom experience.

With adequate prior notice, activities and presentations can be catered to your group's age, needs, size, dates and times.  We encourage groups to schedule at least three weeks in advance of the desired date.

All visits must be confirmed upon staff, faculty, student, and space availability. To request a Norse Explore group visit, fill out the Norse Explore Group Visit Request.

Norse Explore


For scheduling contact:

Community Connections
Attn: Coordinator
Steely Library 250
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Art Reach

In partnership with the School of the Arts, Community Connections coordinates the presentation of arts and humanities programs to schools in the northern Kentucky region.  ArtReach events are scheduled by NKU faculty and staff during the spring and fall semesters.

For more information about upcoming ArtReach events contact the NKU Connect Center at (859) 572-5600.  

Norse Explore

NKU Spirit Day

Community Connections offers a taste of NKU to partnering elementary and middle schools in the six southern-lying counties of the Northern Kentucky region.

This special event includes participation by NKU student leaders, faculty and staff as they integrate arts, humanities, science, math and other academic components with student life and NKU enthusiasm.  Spirit Days are hosted on NKU's campus.

For more information about Spirit Days, contact the NKU Connect Center at (859) 572-5600. 

Spirit Days need to be planned at least three months in advance of desired date.

NKU Spirit Day