Visit Northwestern

The best way to figure out how a college fits you is to visit. Our students say one of the best things about Northwestern—the feeling of community—is hard to explain to someone who hasn’t experienced it. But you can get a taste by visiting campus. Meet our students and professors and talk to an admissions and financial aid counselor. Sit in on classes and spend the night in a residence hall.

Visit us!

Register for one of our Preview Days
Attend our Academic Department Showcase
Schedule an individual visit

Special interest visit days

A number of departments and coaches offer visit days geared toward your interests:

Football Recruit Day
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Email Coach Matt McCarty if interested in attending.

Music Scholarship Audition Dates

Music scholarship auditions can be scheduled in conjunction with a Preview Day or RED101 Admitted Student Day on the following dates. You may also audition when you come to campus for an individual visit if you schedule with the music department in advance. Since the financial aid office begins processing financial aid packages beginning March 1, it's best to audition prior to that date, if possible.

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 
Friday, March 13, 2015
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014Monday, March 23, 2015

Audition and application information

Nursing Mini-Camps
Friday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Downloadable schedule and registration form

Theatre Preview Weekends
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21–22, 2014
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13–14, 2015
Schedule and online registration form

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