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Division of Student Affairs

Full partners in the student learning experience

The mission of the Northwestern University Division of Student Affairs is to educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience. We pursue our mission through providing learning programs, services, and mentoring to maximize students’ potential; removing barriers to learning; strengthening readiness to learn; and sustaining a safe and healthy Northwestern community.

Student Fall Quarter Preparations

As Northwestern prepares for the start of Fall term, we’re sharing the most updated information about what students, faculty and staff can expect so our community is better able to make key decisions. Learn more about the required two-week "Wildcat Wellness" modified quarantine, community expectations, on- and off-campus housing, student support services and more.


Coronavirus Update

Northwestern University is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak (commonly known as coronavirus) to best advocate for the health and safety of our campus community. The University advises that all community members take necessary precautions to protect themselves from this virus. To follow Northwestern updates, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

CAPS- Taking Care of Your Mental Health during the CoVID19 Outbreak

Announcements & Events


Julie Payne Kirchmeier
Congratulations to Julie Payne Kirchmeier!
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier has been appointed vice president for Student Affairs, President Morton Schapiro announced today following a nationwide search.

Payne-Kirchmeier had served as interim vice president for Student Affairs since June 1, 2019, after longtime Vice President Patricia Telles-Irvin took a medical leave of absence. Telles-Irvin passed away shortly after. Payne-Kirchmeier, a national leader in student affairs administration, has been at Northwestern since 2012.

View the full article in Northwestern Now


NCA Summer Institute - FILM & TV

August 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Northwestern Career Advancement invites you to participate in our upcoming Summer Institute - Film & TV. This is a virtu...

NCA Summer Institute - LAW, POLICY, & POLITICS

August 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Northwestern Career Advancement invites you to participate in our upcoming Summer Institute - Law, Policy, and Politics....

Humanities/Social Science Doctoral Boot Camp Series - Best Pract...

August 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to PhD students. Registration is required to ensure a secure meeting space online. For the most up-to-date event in...

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