Summer at Norris

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Summer Cinema

students and others enjoying a movie on the East Lawn

Northwestern's family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

In the event of severe weather, Summer Cinema will be moved indoors to the Norris McCormick Auditorium. 

Pre-Movie Family Fun

Enjoy free activities and food beginning at 7:00pm on the East Lawn. Every movie event will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station!

Visit our Summer Cinema page for the scheduled showings.

Lunch on the Lake

Students enjoying lunch on the lake

Note: This series will begin June 21.

Free lunchtime concerts on Norris East Lawn. Enjoy free watermelon, picnic pads, $9.50 (plus tax) lunch menus are available for purchase featuring summer cuisine favorites, and lake breezes every Wednesday through July 26. Visit our Lunch on the Lake page for entertainment schedules and menus!

Summer 2017 Mini Courses Key Dates

student taking a ceramics course

Regular Registration: May 20 - June 25

  • Late Registration: June 26 - 30
  • Classes begin June 26
  • Visit for more information!

How to Register

  • Online:
  • In person: Please visit the Norris Box Office located on the 1st floor of Norris.

About Mini Courses

The Norris Mini Course program offers a wide variety of non-credit, recreational, classes for adults that provide intense individual attention while operating in a relaxed, informal environment. Most classes take place once a week in the evening and are a fantastic way to unwind, make new friends, and learn something new, all at the same time. 

Registration is open to the Northwestern community and the public. Most Mini Courses are held inside the Norris University Center, located on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.