NEO members gather for lunch from 12:00 - 2:00 PM on the first Wednesday in even-numbered months. These lunches are currently held at Gusto of Wilmette. Spouses and guests are welcome. The cost is $15 per person with advance reservations required. Luncheons are subsidized in part by the Provost's office.
Each academic quarter features a dinner or luncheon for NEO members and invited spouses, partners, or friends followed by a program of learning or entertainment, usually by a member of Northwestern's rich community of scholars, teachers, and performers. Dinners are subsidized in part by the Provost's office.
- Fall: November 15, 2017 (dinner, 6:00 p.m.) - Guest speaker for the dinner will be Provost Jonathan Holloway. Cost per person is $22.
- Winter: January 10, 2018 (dinner, 6:00 p.m.) - Guest speaker for the dinner will be Kelly Amonte Hiller. Kelly is the current head coach for Northwestern's Women's Lacrosse team. Cost per person is $22.
- Spring: May 3, 2018 (reception 5:30, dinner and presentation 6:00-9:00 p.m.) - Guest speaker for the dinner will be Pamela Bannos. Pamela is an Associate Professor of Instruction, Art Theory and Practice in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Cost per person is $22.