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We are in unprecedented times and the global COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to adjust. Northwestern has created a special website that will continue to be updated with the latest messages, advisories and information about COVID-19 for our students, faculty, staff, parents and others interested in the University’s response. For now, our on-campus programming will be suspended through at least July 10.

Note: If you’d like to be contacted when on-campus sessions resume, please fill out this form

In any other year, we’d gladly encourage you to come and visit us in person, but we recognize that this is currently not possible for many, so we are working to translate the traditional on-campus experience to an online format, which you can find below.


A message from us

The college search process is inevitably filled with questions and, this year, likely more so. A blog post by our Director of Undergraduate Admission, Liz Kinsley, addresses some of the more common questions that might arise but, as always, contact us with any questions that you might have.


Get an overview

Online information sessions

Our 45-minute information session, led by an admission counselor in conjunction with a student representative, provides an overview of the University and its six undergraduate schools, student life and the application process and financial aid. Participants will also get the chance to ask questions at the conclusion of the program via chat. Register below for upcoming online broadcasts or view a recorded version on our YouTube channel.

Register for an information session


Online student panels and campus tours

Learn more about living in the Evanston area and being a part of our campus community. Student panels will offer an opportunity to pose questions to current undergraduate students via online chat, much like an “Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit. Campus tours feature full-length walking tours of campus filmed with a student tour guide who will be available via live chat during the tour stream to answer questions.

Register for a student panel


Purple Preview conversations

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.

Register for a conversation


School-specific information sessions

In addition to our general information sessions and student panels, advisers from Northwestern's undergraduate schools host information sessions for prospective students. Not only do these sessions help you learn more about the school's areas of expertise, they may help you decide to which undergraduate school you want to apply.

Please check the registration calendar to confirm session dates, times, and availability.

Register for a school information session


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!

Virtual tour

Take our online guided tour for an interactive 360-degree view of the Northwestern campus at your own convenience. In addition to academic buildings, you can see residential buildings, dining halls, athletic facilities, and more. Our students will give you a personal perspective on residential life and academics, including research opportunities, innovation, design and the arts.

Virtual Tour
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