University Circle

For nearly 100 years, the University Circle has promoted fellowship and friendship among the women of Northwestern University. We plan activities that serve our community and bring together faculty, staff, students and their families. We also established and manage a scholarship program for University employees enrolled in the School of Professional Studies. Since 2005, we've provided tuition assistance to University employees pursuing degrees to help further career opportunities.

We welcome all University women to join us. If you would like to get involved, email us at

Thank you for your generous support for this year’s Holiday Adopt A Family Project.  Circle provided family gifts and individual presents to each member of five families and $250 in gift cards to each family for food and household supplies. Additional funds were donated to Settlement’s Emergency Utility Fund.