Find everything you need to know.
YOU ARE HERE!The Purple Prep website is the one-stop location for details on your summer tasks and other essential information. Explore this site by using the top navigation bar.
View Purple Prep's Planning Calendar for an updated list of dates relevant to incoming students, as announced in various University-wide messages. Visit Northwestern's COVID-19 and Campus Updates site to review all University information.
What to know and do after yes!
Become familiar with the three components of Purple Prep that will guide you as you prepare to come to campus in the fall. We're excited to welcome you to the community!
A special message and guidance for students who deferred their enrollment from a previous year and have not completed any courses at Northwestern.
Find information related to parent and family communication, orientation, Family Weekend, and other resources on the Family Engagement website.
Use social media to learn more about your classmates, upcoming events, Wildcat Welcome, and more.
The safety of our students is our top priority. All dates and programs included on the Purple Prep website are subject to change as Northwestern follows local, state, and federal health directives and guidelines. Students will be notified of changes via Purple Prep emails throughout the summer.