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Class of '21 Black House Tours

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Black House Tour Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why is this only for the Class of 2021?  

Due to COVID-19, the Class of 2021 missed the opportunity to see and use the renovated space. We want to give the Class of 2021 the opportunity to see the renovated space before they graduate and leave campus. 

I am not a graduating senior, when will I get to see the Black House?

As the situation improves in the state of IL, we anticipate to have regular hours in the Fall and a grand opening celebration is being planned for Homecoming weekend. 

What COVID -19 safety precautions are in place for the tour?

Each student will be required to check-in 10 minutes prior to their tour time. We will be confirming IDs to allow for contact tracing, and require each student to show a "Cleared for Campus" status through Northwestern's Symptom Tracker. Masks will be required, and personal protective equipment (masks and hand sanitizer) will be provided, and social distancing will be enforced to the extent possible.

What should I expect at this tour?

MSA staff will lead guided experience about the space. A few minutes to take pictures.

Can I bring someone with me?

No. Because of COVID and expected demand for tours we are limited to only graduates

Are photos allowed?

Yes - photos are allowed.

I don't see the timeslot I want to sign up for?

Once all slots are filled for a specific time slot, the timeslot is no longer visible. Please select another available time slot. 

Can I switch appointments with someone?

No - bring your wildcard, we will check your I.D. against the tour schedule we have

Is the tour ADA accessible?

Yes, the Black House is now equipped with an elevator to allow access to all floors of the building.

What if I miss my appointment time?

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, tours are limited. Unfortunately if you miss your scheduled time slot, we are unable to accommodate you during another time.