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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.

Remembering Patricia Telles-Irvin

Vice President of Student Affairs

Patricia Telles Irvin Speaking

Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for Student Affairs and a compassionate champion for Northwestern University students and the campus community for nearly a decade, passed away on June 3, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

Visit our tribute page to learn more about Patricia Telles-Irvin's life, the impact she had on the Northwestern community and share your own memories of Patricia.

Remembering Patricia Telles-Irvin

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”)

About Student Affairs

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dancers at 2019 dance marathon

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

Announcements & Events


Lavender Graduation

June 18, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Scott Hall, 601 University Place

Lavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony co-sponsored with NUGALA that celebrates the achievements of ...

President's Reception

June 20, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

The President’s Reception for Graduating Seniors and Families is a light lunch hosted by President and Mrs. Schapiro and...

The JOY: Journey of Our Years – NU’s Black Congratulatory

June 20, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates. While the e...