App will help NDSU students navigate college

App will help NDSU students navigate college


Starting college is a new adventure. You are bound to have questions about what to do and how to find things. An app called Navigate is designed to be your gateway to a great educational experience.

Navigate provides convenient access to class schedules, faculty and adviser contact information and appointment scheduling. The app also offers individualized to-do lists and tips for success.

The app automatically loads your class schedule, including Global Positioning System mapping to help you find the buildings. You can also find answers to questions about technology on campus, such as how to log in and use Blackboard, which you will need for class.

“Orientation is the perfect opportunity to download the app, so as you step onto campus, you are connected,” said Alyssa Teubner, director of new student programs for NDSU’s Student Success Programs. “It will be a great resource your first weeks on campus and throughout college.”

To download the app, search for “Navigate Student” in Google Play or the App Store, and you will be instructed how to download and log in.

The app also sends one-question quick polls. Depending on your response, you will be connected to a person who can help. Be sure to keep notifications activated, so the polls can continue to be a resource.

Current students like the app’s many features and its convenience.

“I really enjoyed the Navigate app because it helped me find my classes the first few weeks of school, as well as made scheduling appointments super easy,” said sophomore NatalieHarmon from Mankato, Minnesota, who is majoring in criminal justice.

“The To-Dos on the Navigate app made the process of preparing to start of the year simple, and it eased any anxiety my family or I had,” said Kerstin Duursma, a sophomore from West Fargo who is majoring in English education.

And that is exactly what the Navigate app is intended to do.

“Navigate really is a great asset for first-year students,” Teubner said. “It’s a connection to what campus has to offer and the support we can give.”