General Student Information

Ticket Allotment and Pick Up

Each participating candidate is entitled to the follow­ing allotment of tickets:

  • Commencement at Ryan Field            10 tickets
  • Severe Weather Plan at Welsh-Ryan Arena     2 tickets

Ticket Pick Up

To obtain tickets, candidates must have their Net ID and a valid NU email address.

Tickets are available through the online Northwestern University Tickets website:

If more tickets are needed, check back with this site.  Limited quantities may be available.  

Individual school convocation and Commencement ticket information is provided to candidates by their respective schools. Questions should be directed to the individual school offices.

Senior Week

The Senior Class Council 2016 sponsors various educational and social activities throughout the year, with Senior Week 2016 serving as a finale.  


Degree candidates with special needs are asked to contact the AccessibleNU office at 847-467-5530 or email: for arrangements.

Ordering Commencement Merchandise

Announcements, Thank-You Notes, and Memorabilia

The Herff Jones Web site offers Northwestern University graduation announcements, custom thank you notes and related memorabilia.

The Norris University Center Bookstore features school spirit merchandise, books and other gift items. For information call 847-491-3990.

The Northwestern Alumni Association also offers special access to high-quality products and class rings.

Northwestern Alumni Association

You may be leaving campus but you will always be a Wildcat. Join the Northwestern Alumni Association to stay part of the Northwestern Community. Being a Wildcat comes with great perks — from automatic NAA membership to a wide range of special benefits, services, and discounts available only to Northwestern alumni. Take advantage of your alumni benefits.