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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.

Northwestern Career Advancement

NCA Express Advising Center

student working with Staff at Express Advising

NCA offers express advising in the fall, winter and spring quarters to provide career-related assistance on a drop-in basis, with no appointment required at the Main Library. A typical walk-in lasts 15-20 minutes.

The NCA practitioner will inquire about your current needs, explain relevant services, recommend resources, and refer you as needed.

Express Advising Center is a convenient location for quick and individualized drop-in services. Full services can be found at our main office at 620 Lincoln.


    • April 1-June 7
    • Mon-Fri 2-4 p.m. 
  • WHERE:
    • Northwestern University Library - 2nd flr - North Tower ("Core”)

Meet Patricia Telles-Irvin

Vice President of Student Affairs

Patricia Telles Irvin Speaking

Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Northwestern University. Her responsibilities include providing leadership for the Division of Student Affairs to accomplish its goal of being full partners in the student learning experience.

About the VP of Student Affairs

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs Photo Gallery

dancers at 2019 dance marathon

Northwestern students raise $1,144,515 for Communities In Schools of Chicago and Evanston Community Foundation!

Announcements & Events


Bisque Bonanza

April 26, All Day
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Hurry into ARTica to purchase discontinued Bisque. Special cost $3.00-$6.00 teapots, water pots, bowls, mugs, plates, gr...

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In

April 26, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Parkes Hall, 1870 Sheridan Road

Join Eric Budzynski, Associate for Religious & Spiritual Life, for a guided mindfulness meditation practice. This practi...

Femme & Queer Womxn Coffee Hour

April 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Open to all students, staff and faculty who identify as either Femme or as a Queer Womxn. For questions please contact m...