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Welcome to Northwestern

Welcome to the Wildcat family.

Welcome to Northwestern

Class of 2025 and transfers–here are some ways you can get to know Northwestern (virtually).

Our goal is to connect you with the people, places and communities that make Northwestern special. In this section, we’ve brought together a range of videos, links and programming to help you imagine your possible future as a Wildcat. Welcome to NU\Start.

Experience Northwestern

To get you started, check out faculty lectures to begin imagining what your academic experience could look like at Northwestern. We've also picked out some videos for you to watch that not only provide you useful information as you figure out your next steps, but will give you an authentic feel for Northwestern.


Attend an event

Register for live virtual events with faculty, staff and current students covering topics like residential life and what your college will be like. You’ll also find some events where you’ll feel like you’re already part of the Wildcat family like the Spring Activities Fair or the Spring Startup Matchmaking event at The Garage.

See event schedule

Connect with other Wildcats

Have specific questions or want to meet other Northwestern students? Although you can’t meet in-person, you can join other students online for Office Hours or book your own one-on-one appointment with a current student whose interests or experiences align with your own.


While all of our admitted student events will be online this year, you are welcome to explore campus on your own provided you follow all local, state and University policies. View information about self-guided tours.