Family Weekend

Family Tailgate

Family Weekend 2016

Save the date! We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Family Weekend Friday, November 4, through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Registration will begin in June, and a preliminary Family Weekend schedule will become available in July. 

Family Weekend Schedule

Family Cheering

The preliminary Family Weekend 2016 schedule will be available in July 2016, with a final schedule to be published in October 2016.

If you would like to get a taste of what Family Weekend is like at Northwestern, view the 2015 Family Weekend schedule. 

Travel and Hotels

Whether it be by plane, train, or car, there are numerous ways to get to both Chicago and Evanston. We have a few resources that may be valuable as you look into traveling and staying in the Evanston/Chicago area.  Visit the visitor's section of the Undergraduate Admissions page to view travel directions, which includes area maps, specific breakdowns of travel routes, and turn-by-turn directions.  View our Travel and Hotels page to view answers to more specific questions you may have.

Things to do in Chicago


Family Weekend is a pretty packed schedule of great things for you to check out with or without your student.  We know, though, for some families going to the football game or other events we plan may not be as relevant.  For those families we think it is a great time to explore Evanston and Chicago, two cities your student has the privilege of living in and close to during their time here.  

Visit our "Things to do in Chicago and Evanston page" here.