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Welcome Class of 2024!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Northwestern! We are thrilled to welcome all of our first-generation college students, lower-income students,(FGLI), and/or Undocumented/DACA students! We are here to help ensure you feel seen and supported throughout your time at Northwestern, especially during this challenging time. We are all experiencing a collective trauma with COVID-19, and the trauma of racism and anti-Black violence, discrimination, and oppression. Now more than ever, Student Enrichment Services, or SES for short, is here to help you as your “first stop shop” at Northwestern. If you have questions about ANYTHING – from how to get connected with other FGLI students to simply figuring out Northwestern - we’re here to help. Contact us through the SES Interest Form and be sure to follow us on Social Media to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the FGLI Community at Northwestern! 

We also encourage you to check out our entire website and follow us on social media, but we want to call your attention to a couple key supports and resources:

Northwestern in Chicago has been cancelled for this year. However, please look out for our Virtual SES Open House that will take place during Wildcat Welcome on September 10, 2020 from 3PM - 5:30PM CST. We look forward to bringing back one of our favorite events next Summer 2021.

Previous Northwestern in Chicago Events



SES Virtual Open House

Get connected with your first generation and/or lower income (FGLI) and/or undocumented/DACA community! Join the SES team, current students, alumni, faculty, and staff to learn more about what to expect on campus and what resources are here for you. The Open House is “Conference Style” with workshops, panels, and engaging ways to chat with attendees. Campus partners include, but are not limited to: Special faculty guests, Financial Aid, Health Insurance, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Campus Inclusion and Community, Campus Life, Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA), and more.
Tentative schedule: 
  • Welcoming remarks from Charles Whitaker, Dean and Professor of Medill School of Journalism
  • Break-Out Sessions:Academics and You
    • Financial and Mental Wellness and You
    • FGLI N + U
    • Campus Involvement and You
  • Optional Resource Fair includes partners from: Financial Aid, Academic Support & Learning Advancement (ASLA), Campus Inclusion and Community, Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Insurance, and Quest+
Event Details: Thursday, September 10th 3-5:30PM CST (last 30 minutes are optional)

Quest+/SES Virtual Ice Cream Social 

Calling all Questies, FGLI, and/or undocumented/DACA students! Join the virtual ice cream social to connect with the Quest+ community that supports all first-generation and/or lower-income students at Northwestern. Meet the Quest+ Exec Board and learn more about what the FGLI experience is like at Northwestern. All attendees receive a $10 Amazon card after the event to purchase their favorite cold treat.
Event Details: Monday, September 14th 4-5 PM CST