Skip to main content

Navigating Northwestern Academics

An event series for undergrads

Navigating Northwestern Academics is a series of casual, interactive forums designed to help undergraduates find their best footing in negotiating the sometimes-rocky path toward their academic goals. These events may be especially useful for first-year students, but all Northwestern undergrads are welcome. 

Stay Fueled: Maintaining Your Academic Confidence and Energy in Winter Quarter

Tuesday, January 17th, 5-6:30pm   Flyer with date and time

Hear from experts on how to stay academically energized and optimistic during a challenging – and cold! – Northwestern quarter. Participants will have a chance to talk with panelists, so bring your questions!

Dinner provided.




Panelists for this event include

  • Benjamin Gorvine, Professor of Instruction, Associate Chair & Lead Adviser, Department of Psychology
  • Nick Jenkins, Staff Therapist, Evanston CAPS
  • Marcelo Vinces, Assistant Professor, Weinberg College Advisor, Department of Biology

Register here before January 12th

Managing Your Writing and Reading Load: Tricks of the Trade from Northwestern Experts

Poster for Event with images of presentersWednesday, February 8th, 5-6:30pm

Hear from faculty and experienced students about critical strategies for success in reading- and writing-intensive courses. Join us and learn about the study strategies, in-class practices, and other habits that can help you stay on track in demanding courses that require substantial reading and writing.

Participants will have a chance to talk with panelists, so bring your questions!

Dinner provided.


Faculty panelists include

  • Nick Davis, Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor, Associate Professor of English
  • Elizabeth Lenaghan, Director and Associate Professor of Instruction, The Cook Family Writing Program; Assistant Director, The Writing Place

Register here before February 2nd

Watch for additional offerings during the next academic year.

students sitting in circle talking with faculty



Questions? Contact us!