March Through the Arch

March Through The Arch

March (Back) Through the Arch

March Through the Arch (Wildcat Welcome)

In an annual tradition, each incoming freshman class is led by the marching band  through the Weber Arch in a "March Through the Arch" to kick off the school year. Current students, faculty, and friends line campus pathways to cheer on and welcome the newest members of the Northwestern community. For more information about March through the Arch and other Northwestern orientation events you can visit our New Student & Family Programs' Wildcat Welcome page.

March (Back) Through the Arch (Senior Year)

Every June we welcome our graduating student back to where their journey began, the Arch. Northwestern University's Senior Week kicks off with the "March (Back) Through the Arch" and is followed by a series of social events before before Commencement Weekend. Graduating seniors gather in front of Deering Library one last time with the rest of their class and retrace their steps back through the Webber Arch, bringing their Northwestern experience full circle. More information about Senior Week and Commencement Events can be found on the Commencement Website.