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Info Sessions & Campus Tours

Attend an information session and campus tour.

Advanced registration is required for admission information sessions and campus tours. Please see event registration for full details on each event.

Note:  Based on University guidelines in response to nationwide COVID-19 developments, the Northwestern Office of Undergraduate Admission has made the difficult decision to join many other colleges in canceling our upcoming information sessions, campus tours, and large group visits. For now, our on-campus programming will be canceled from Saturday, March 14 through Thursday, April 30. We welcome you to watch our “Live from Northwestern” information session, experience our online virtual tour, or keep up with us on social media.

Northwestern University continues to monitor the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and has convened a group of senior administrators to manage and lead the University’s response. 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. 

Information sessions and general campus tours

Our 45-minute information session, led by an admission counselor, provides an overview of the University and its six undergraduate schools, student life and the application process and financial aid, with time for a question/answer session at the end.

Most visitors pair their information session with a general campus tour. Student-led tours depart from the Segal Visitors Center immediately following most information sessions, weather permitting.



STEM tour

While our general tour provides a broad sense of campus, academics, and the undergraduate experience that will benefit any prospective applicant, we understand that some visitors may be looking for a more focused introduction to Northwestern. This STEM tour hits several of the general-tour highlights but allots the majority of time to science and engineering facilities, research resources, pre-professional opportunities for STEM majors, and STEM-oriented student organizations. Tour slots are limited because of space limitations inside certain facilities.

Please note that this tour is only offered twice per day, and reservations are required due to limited space.

Morning STEM tour
Those registered for the morning STEM tour will begin their visit with the 9:45 a.m. general information session at the Segal Visitors Center (see description above), and then split off onto the smaller STEM tour while others head out on the general tour. The morning STEM tour ends at 12:00 p.m. at the Segal Visitors Center. Due to timing, participants will not be able to attend the 11:45 a.m. Bienen School of Music school-specific session but will be able to attend any afternoon school-specific session

Afternoon STEM tour
Those registered for the afternoon STEM tour will begin their visit with the 1:30 p.m. general information session at the Segal Visitors Center (see description above), and then split off onto the smaller STEM tour while others head out on the general tour. The afternoon STEM tour ends at 3:30 p.m. at the Technological Institute. Due to timing and ending location, participants will not be able to attend a 3:30 p.m. school-specific session; however, the STEM tour does pair well with the 3:45 p.m. Engineering Information Session, which is held at the Technological Institute.




While you are here, we want to make you sure you feel at home. A list of available accommodations is below.

To help us make sure that we are prepared for your visit, please contact Jenna Sukernek at the Office of Undergraduate Admission at least 10 business days prior to your desired visit.

Request Accommodations


Find your academic home at Northwestern.

In addition to our general information sessions and campus tours, advisers from each of Northwestern's undergraduate schools host weekly 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.  While availability of sessions may vary seasonally, school-specific weekday sessions are typically held: 

  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Select weekdays at 3:30 p.m.
  • School of Communication: Mondays and Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
  • School of Education and Social Policy: Daily at 3:30 p.m.
  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science: Select weekdays at 3:45 p.m.
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications: Select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
  • Bienen School of Music: Daily at 11:45 a.m.

Please check the registration calendar to confirm session dates, times and availability. Advance registration is strongly encouraged for school-specific programs. Note: school-specific sessions do not include a campus tour. 


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