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From the moment you get in, you are part of the Northwestern family.

Connect with fellow classmates and share your accomplishment.

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Make Yourself at Home. (Even while you stay home.)

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We know this might be a weird, even scary time to choose a college. But, even as the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes our daily lives, we are eager to show you how far beyond campus the Northwestern community reaches.

While there are a few official steps to becoming a Wildcat, the first unofficial one is to show off your purple pride using #NU2025 on social media and then browse our Share Your Story feed to get to know your future friends, classmates, and neighbors!

Prepare for What's Next

Find the information you need about your first year as a Wildcat.

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You might have questions. We're here to answer them.