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Family Weekend 2022

Family Weekend will take place on Northwestern's campus Friday, November 4 - Sunday November 6, 2022 with the majority of programming taking place on Friday and Saturday. Family Weekend Registration will open on Monday, August 15. 

The Northwestern Wildcats will take on Ohio State on Saturday, November 5. The Big Ten may not announce the time of the football game until a week before the game so please plan to be flexible if you intend to purchase tickets for the game or the official Family Weekend Tailgate which will take place two hours prior to gametime. Football tickets for the Family Weekend will go on sale in early July.

Football tickets for the Family Weekend game will go on sale in early July. Please make sure you are signed up for the e-mail list below.

Register for the E-mail List


Some families choose to stay at hotels in downtown Chicago but for a list of area hotels, check out:

Please note that we do not reserve blocks of rooms for Family Weekend or offer any hotel discounts. We provide this list to help you with your planning, but Northwestern University does not endorse any of the hotels included on it.

Family Weekend FAQ's

For all of your questions in planning for Family Weekend with your student, visit our Family Weekend FAQ section on our Family FAQs page.

COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment

When entering events during Family Weekend, you agree to comply with local, state, and University guidelines for in-person events. Please note that the safety of our families and campus community is our priority. Plans for Family Weekend are subject to change as Northwestern follows local, state, and federal health directives and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The area of Family Engagement will continue to e-mail updates to families as they become available. 

A PDF of the 2021 Family Weekend Schedule Book is now available. 

Check out the 2021 schedule book if you’d like to learn more about Family Weekend at Northwestern. A tentative 2022 schedule will be posted online in summer and the official 2022 schedule book will be posted as the event approaches.

To assist you with your visit, please consult the Interactive Campus Map.