General Student Information

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Student Line-Up & Processional

Students should arrive at Ryan Field by 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 16. The Processional will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Students in The Graduate School, School of Professional Studies, and Weinberg line up in Trienens Hall (northwest of Ryan Field. Students in Bienen, Communication, Education and Social Policy, Kellogg, McCormick, Medill, or NU-Qatar should enter Gate E of Ryan Field (east side of the stadium) to line up.

View the Processional Map (PDF)


Degree candidates with special needs are asked to contact the AccessibleNU office at 847-467-5530 or email: for arrangements.

Commencement App

Get the Commencement App and have all the necessary information regarding Commencement weekend at your fingertips. Commencement App will be available Spring Quarter.

Senior Week

The Senior Class Council 2017 sponsors various educational and social activities throughout the year, with Senior Week 2017 serving as a finale.  

Northwestern Alumni Association

You may be leaving campus but you will always be a Wildcat. Join the Northwestern Alumni Association to stay part of the Northwestern Community. Being a Wildcat comes with great perks — from automatic NAA membership to a wide range of special benefits, services, and discounts available only to Northwestern alumni. Take advantage of your alumni benefits.