Summer at Norris

To learn more about our Summer Programs please join our Norris Summer email list!

Lunch on the Lake

Students enjoying lunch on the lake

July 10 - 31, 2019

Free lunchtime concerts on Norris East Lawn. Enjoy free watermelon, picnic pads, and lake breezes weekly through July 31. $12 (includes beverage) lunch menus are available for purchase featuring summer cuisine favorites. See menus and entertainment schedules on our Lunch on the Lake page!

Summer Cinema

students and others enjoying a movie on the East Lawn

Northwestern's family-friendly summer cinema series is sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

In the event of severe weather, Summer Cinema will be moved indoors to the Norris McCormick Auditorium. 

Pre-Movie Family Fun

Enjoy free activities and food beginning at 7:30pm on the East Lawn. Every movie event will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station!

Visit our Summer Cinema page for the scheduled showings.

Summer Fun Art Fridays

student taking a ceramics course

Every Friday this summer, come to ARTica from 1-5pm for some fun, open studio activities! Everything is FREE and supplies are limited, so come early and flex your creativity.

Must be 9 years of age or older.


June 28: Giant coloring pages

July 5: CLOSED

July 12: Clay time - play with some clay and mold a bowl

July 19: Tie Dye - BYOS (Bring your own shirt!)

July 26: Canvas painting

August 2: Paper mâche

August 9: Two color screenprinting - make a card or a poster!