Summer at Norris

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

Summer 2018 Mini Courses Key Dates

student taking a ceramics course

Regular Registration: May 28 - June 22

  • Late Registration: June 23- 28
  • Classes begin June 27
  • Visit our Minicourses webpage for more information!

2018 Registration:

Regular Registration May 29 - June 22

Late Registration June 23 - 28 and ends 24 hours before the first class meeting.

*Please note that courses cannot be joined after the first class meeting.

  • Over the Phone: Email Mini Courses at to set up an appointment to register over the phone.
  • In person: Please visit the ARTica Studios (located at Underground Floor of Norris) to register for your Mini Course.

About Mini Courses

The Norris Mini Course program offers a wide variety of non-credit, recreational, classes for adults that provide intense individual attention while operating in a relaxed, informal environment. Most classes take place once a week in the evening and are a fantastic way to unwind, make new friends, and learn something new, all at the same time. 

Registration is open to the Northwestern community and the public. Most Mini Courses are held inside the Norris University Center, located on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

Lunch on the Lake

Students enjoying lunch on the lake

Note: This series will begin June 28.

Free lunchtime concerts on Norris East Lawn. Enjoy free watermelon, picnic pads, $10 (includes beverage) lunch menus are available for purchase featuring summer cuisine favorites, and lake breezes weekly through July 25. Visit our Lunch on the Lake page for entertainment schedules and menus!

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 7:00pm 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.