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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. 


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 once per day, and reservations are required due to limited space. Those registered for the 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 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 at the conclusion of the STEM tour; however, the STEM tour does pair well with the 3:45 p.m. Engineering Information Session, which is held at the Technological Institute.



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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