New Year, New Technology

My Northwood MobileJust in time for the return of students this semester, we are excited to launch a slate of new mobile applications just for Northwood University.

My Northwood Mobile, is a handy guide for class schedules, the daily menu at the Dow Commons Dining Hall and much more. Students are able to use My Northwood Mobile to register for classes and can even find their grades posted there. In addition, a new Blackboard application is also available from the App Store, and there students will find the Blackboard they’re used to in a handy mobile format. Faculty announcements and other course-specific information will be made available via this handy app.

The other application you should be sure to download is Rave Guardian. This free mobile app turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. Users can create a profile of information, invite family and friends, and create a digital safety network.  When needed, the user can request one or more of their chosen “Guardians” to virtually walk with them on or off campus, or call Northwood security with the touch of a button.

I am proud Northwood is providing our community with these important tools at their fingertips, and encourage everyone to utilize them.

Have a great weekend!


Keith A. Pretty, J.D.
President and CEO
Northwood University
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640