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Thank you for your interest in learning more about Northwestern. Through our digital programming, you'll experience all the people, spaces, resources, and opportunities that make Northwestern so special.

We encourage you to review all of our digital programming options below and then click on the events that most interest you. Additionally, our YouTube channel also serves as a comprehensive hub of archived sessions, tours, and special programming.

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Online information sessions and tours

A comprehensive overview of Northwestern and its undergraduate schools, student and residential life, career and experiential learning opportunities, and the application process. Online information sessions are led by an admission director and a current student representative. Campus tours feature full-length walking tours of campus filmed with a student tour guide. During both events, students and staff will be available via live chat to answer questions.


Online Undergraduate School Information Sessions

Join advisers from Northwestern’s undergraduate schools to learn more about the interdisciplinary academic experience, major and minor opportunities, and student support. These sessions highlight each school's areas of expertise and generally include plenty of time for questions. They may also help you decide which undergraduate school you would like to select during the application process.

Register for a School Information Session


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Online Student and Alumni Panels

Learn more about being a part of our campus community, living in Evanston and exploring Chicago, and preparing for life after graduation through student and alumni panels. Every panel features a different group of student or alumni representatives; some focus on specific areas of interest, identities or careers, and some provide a broader introduction to student life. Join as many as you would like and come with your questions; each panel will leave time to address as many as possible.

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Online Purple Preview

Have you already attended an information session or an online student panel, but want to dig deeper into the Northwestern student experience? Sign up for a Purple Preview conversation, a one-on-one video or phone conversation with a current Northwestern student that lasts 30–45 minutes.

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Live from Northwestern!

Our YouTube channel hosts recordings of our “Live from Northwestern!” series, which includes a look at areas like undergraduate research, study abroad, being a pre-medical student, and studying the liberal arts.

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Social Media

We have a great group of current undergraduate students who are excited to share their Northwestern experiences. Check out what our Wildcats are up to over on our social media page!

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