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Place Matters: Welcome to Evanston Program

Friday, September 22

4:00-5:00 pm

Norris: McCormick Auditorium

Want to better understand the Evanston community? We have designed a program to ignite your curiosity about the place where you live and help connect you with some amazing Evanston neighbors! First year students are especially encouraged to attend, but all students are welcome. Hear from various Evanston community leaders and learn about community activities you need to know about!

Local artist and printmaker Ben Blount will be live-producing Evanston posters during this event for attendees to take home for free. Those who attend will also be given first priority to register for a Go & See excursion that will take place during the first few weeks of the quarter. We are offering 9 different Go & See Options to enable you to visit places in Evanston you might not otherwise see!

Register here for Welcome to Evanston Program.

Go and See Tour Options: (walking, biking, and bus options) 

*All options will last no more than 2 hours and originate from Norris University Center, 1st floor lobby 

*Go and See participants will be guided as a group

Go and See Option Day & Time Type of Tour Registration Links (Go Live on September 22nd, 2023)
Rotary International Tour Friday, November 3rd, 2:30-4:00 pm  Walking
Arts (Learn about Evanston's art scene and complete a project at a community art studio) Saturday, October 7th, 12:30-2:30 pm  Walking 
Book and Music Store Crawl (walking tour in downtown Evanston) Saturday, September 30th, 2:00-4:00 pm  Walking

Biking to Bahá'í Temple (biking 2 miles on a protected bike lane, must provide your own bike or scooter)

Friday, September 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm  Biking

Evanston Civic Life (walking to Morton Civic Center, meet Evanston government leaders)

Friday, September 29th, 2:00-4:00 pm  Walking 
Interfaith Activism (conversation about racial equity in Evanston with a local faith leader) Friday, September 29th, 1:00-3:00 pm  Walking 
Maker Market Artisan Fair (walking to market for shopping) Sunday, October 8th, 1:00-3:00 pm  Walking

Urban Gardens Tour (bus tour of growing spaces)

Friday, September 29th, 3:00-5:00 pm  Bus

Sweet & Savory Taste of Evanston Tour (bus tour to visit local businesses) 

Saturday, September 30th, 1:00-3:00 pm  Bus 

Movie in the Park (Minions: Rise of Gru)

Saturday, October 7th, 

6:30-8:30 pm