Important Contacts and Resources

Northwestern Department/Office Directory

Visit this page to view a full directory of departments and offices at Northwestern.


CAESAR is your gateway to online student services, including registration, personal information, your student account, access to your unofficial transcript, and much more. Take the CAESAR Online Tour before arriving on campus so you can easily maneuver your way through CAESAR during Wildcat Welcome.

Course and Teacher Evaluation Council (CTECs)

CTECs provide unofficial student evaluations of courses at Northwestern. Search the reviews by course or by professor. CTECs are restricted to the Northwestern University domain, but can be accessed from a non-Northwestern site through the proxy server using your NetID and password.

Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC)

The University Academic Advising Center supplements academic advising from various deans' offices and faculty advisers in departments and programs. The center staff provides timely and accurate information about institutional requirements, policies, procedures, resources, and programs. Special emphasis is placed on issues that cross school boundaries and helping students to consider the possibility of transferring between Northwestern's six undergraduate schools, to explore double majors and dual degrees in multiple school, to select a program of study that best fits their needs and interests, and to resolve other academic issues that transcend the individual schools.

The Writing Place

The Writing Place is Northwestern's peer tutoring center for writers. Whether writing a paper for a class, composing application letters and essays, or working on some other writing project, a Writing Place consultant can help at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to prepare the final copy.

Academic Calendar

Trying to plan ahead for trips home or organize your schedule for the quarter? The Office of the Registrar's Academic Calendar lists important University dates for the upcoming ten years.

The International Office

The International Office (IO) provides professional support and advising services to international students and scholars at Northwestern University regarding their immigration status to the United States. The IO is committed to providing quality advising services and supportive programming to students, scholars, and their dependents in F-1, J-1, and H-1b visa categories, among others. For more information, please visit the International Office Web site.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) provides educational and social programs and activities in areas of leadership, organizational development, campus programming, student community service, social justice issues, and lesbian, gay and bi-sexual and transgender Concerns.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

The University and Services for Students with Disabilities work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. The majority of accommodations and services for students with disabilities are coordinated by SSD.

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services (SFS) incapsulates Student Loans, Tution & Fees, and Financial Aid.