Skip to main content

News and Events

Find events and get healthcare community news.

Get the latest news and announcements.

Subscribe to newsletter

Connect with HPA on social media.

Recent News and Announcements


November 3, 2020

Dear Students and Alumni,

On November 10,  Northwestern will launch a new advising platform called ConnectNU.  Like Inspire, ConnectNU is an online undergraduate advising platform which students and advisors use to schedule appointments.  You will access ConnectNU in exactly the same way you accessed Inspire, or you can go to  

Please review the important dates below to understand how this transition will impact your ability to schedule appointments with Health Professions Advising.

The table below displays important actions and dates. Please read through the table to understand that you may want to use Inspire now to make future appointments before the move to ConnectNU on November 10.

Important Dates for Using ConnectNU 

Important Dates for Using ConnectNU
Now through Nov. 9 Students can use Inspire to schedule a future advising appointment to occur from now through November 13. No appointment times will display in Inspire beyond November 13.
Nov. 9 Last day for students to use Inspire.
Nov. 10

Students can log into ConnectNU and use the “Schedule” function to schedule an appointment during a time your advisor has indicated availability. You will only see times available in ConnectNU for appointments occurring on 11/16 and beyond.

  • NOTE: If you scheduled an appointment in Inspire to take place between 11/10-11/13, you will not see it in ConnectNU. Don’t worry! Your advisor still knows it is happening, and you will still receive a reminder email from Inspire.

Important note for Northwestern alumni currently working with HPA:

The ConnectNU system requires an active netID. As such, alumni without an active netID will not be able to access this new system. If you are an alum and would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor any time after November 9, you may submit an appointment request.

As a reminder, we continue to offer virtual Drop-in Q&A sessions on Mondays from 3:00-4:30pm, and Thursdays from 1:30-3:00pm. Please keep in mind, we cannot guarantee the availability of any specific advisor at Q&A sessions. The Zoom link to access these sessions are included in our weekly Events & Opportunties email. Subscribe to the HPA listserv with your NU email address here.  

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email at

HPA Speaker Series: The Role of Racism in a Pandemic

October 26, 2020
Health Professions Advising (HPA) and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) are pleased to announce the details of our second Fall Speaker Series event, “The Role of Racism in a Pandemic". The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:00 p.m. CTRegister here with your Northwestern email. 

Zoom Drop-In Hours

August 29, 2020
Annoucing HPA's Zoom drop-in hours for the fall semester. Get more information on the Drop-In Hours page.

All news and announcements

Upcoming Events


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

5:30 PM
Hear from experts on how to stay academically energized and optimistic during a challenging — and cold! — Northwestern q...

Veterinary Career Fair

10:00 AM
Audience: Veterinarian
Learn about the different companies recruiting through Informational Profiles, Live Event Room Interactions, and more.  ...
Speakers and Panels

We’re Here: Making Primary Care a Safe Space for Bi+ Patients

6:30 PM
Audience: All Health Professions
On January 20, 2022 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM CST on Zoom. Through a collaboration between Howard Brown Health, Bisexual Queer...

All Events