Alumni Welcome Videos

Willie taking a photoThe Office of New Student and Family Programs is calling all Northwestern Alumni to help us welcome the Class of 2017 and new transfer students! 

On September 17, 2013, the new class will travel down to Pritzker Pavilion (Millennium Park) to kick-off Wildcat Welcome with the first-ever "Purple Pride!" event. Students will eat lunch, get to know their Peer Adviser group, explore NU history and traditions, hear from inspiring Chicago-area alumni, participate in community building activities, be introduced to intercollegiate athletics, learn the fight song, and start to cultivate school pride while utilizing the great city of Chicago as their backdrop. During the event, a compilation of welcome videos from alumni will be shown, and that is where we need your help.

Record a quick 10 second video welcoming the Class of 2017 and new transfer students; this can be done on your camera phone or using your computer's webcam. Let them know why you are thrilled to welcome them to the Wildcat family and include your name and graduation year. View a sample video below.

Once you have recorded the video, email it to by September 13. Once the final video compilation is shared with the incoming class, it will then be shared with the larger Northwestern community for you to see via the New Student and Family Programs website. 

Questions? Contact Joshua N. McKenzie, Director of First-Year Experience, at