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Click around to find everything you need to know for the week ahead at Northwestern. Never miss a deadline, event or update in the sections below.

LDCE’s Winter Quarter Lunch Book Club

Apply by January 5

Interested in joining peers in reading and discussing themes in the book The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende over lunch for five weeks/sessions?

Join LDCE on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. from January 31st to February 28th. The registration deadline is Friday, January 5th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. for undergraduates and graduate students.

Register here.

Apply to be a Resident Assistant for 2024-2025!

Apply by January 26

We’re changing campus one play at a time! Resident Assistant applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year will be open from November 20, 2023, to January 26, 2024! Additional information sessions will be announced for January before Winter Break.

Questions? Contact Deb Padgett. 


Alternative Spring Break Applications are OPEN

Apply by January 28

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week of service and learning in Chicago for 30 Northwestern students. ASB enables you to learn about Chicago through a racial equity lens, engage in meaningful service in Chicago schools and urban farms, and build new friendships.

ASB will run March 15-22, 2024 and is free for all accepted participants. Learn more and apply here.


Join Email List for Students in DEI Roles in NU Clubs/Orgs

Do you hold a DEI role in your student organization or club at Northwestern? Are you on the DEI Committee or tasked with helping to coordinate DEI-related efforts in your org?

Join our email list to connect to other students in these roles and to be connected to resources from Student organizations and Activities, Leadership Development and Community Engagement, and Social Justice Education. 

Sign up for the email list here!



ResilientNU Winter Cohorts

ResilientNU is a five-week crash course on wellness, stress management, and finding balance. Small group cohorts meet for 75 minutes a week over five weeks! All cohorts are hosted by a trained NU student and Northwestern’s Health Promotion and Wellness office staff member.

This winter, we’ll be running 1 cohort open to all students on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. on the Evanston campus, starting week 3 of the quarter. Register here.

Free Fentanyl Test Strips

FREE Fentanyl test strips are available at the Norris Center Desk and on the third floor of Searle Hall (633 Emerson St). You don’t have to speak with a staff member to pick up test strips, and no information will be collected from you. HPaW is working to expand distribution locations across campus, and we will update our website with this information when available. To learn more about opioid overdose prevention, visit our website.

Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching helps you identify and achieve your wellness goals, balance dimensions of wellness, and learn practical skills to improve overall well-being.

Coaches can address goals related to physical activity, sleep, healthy eating, time management, and stress management/coping skills. Use this link to register for Wellness Coaching through our online system.

NU Public Interest Program Information Session

Deadline December 15

Learn more about NUPIP by attending a virtual information session on Friday, December 8 at 11am. RSVP for the zoom link.

The NU Public Interest Program is a yearlong fellowship that combines paid public interest work at a Chicago-area nonprofit with professional development, mentorship, and a support network to launch your career.

Check out an upcoming info session, and apply by the priority deadline of December 15.

Drop-In Peer Tutoring

Come see the ASLA Peer Tutors for help with a variety of courses!

You can find them Sunday through Thursday at Schapiro Hall, Shepard Hall, Elder Lounge, and the Multicultural Center. Subjects covered include biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, economics, engineering analysis, math, physics, and statistics. 

Check out the ASLA website for specific courses, dates, and times!


New Page on AccessibleNU Site Helps Students Find Accessible Canvas Courses

The Canvas Accessibility Project team (consisting of members of Northwestern IT, AccessibleNU, and the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance) recently published a new page on the AccessibleNU website to help students find courses accessible in seven core content areas.

The hope is that as this page grows, students can refer to this resource as they prepare their schedule for an upcoming term.

Sophomores Apply to the Investment Banking Trek in NYC

December 13-14 | Apply via Handshake by November 1 at 9:00 AM

Interested in investment banking internships in the summer of 2025? This is a fantastic opportunity to network with 5+ employers, learn about internship opportunities, and experience what it would be like to work at a firm in NYC. 

Final Spots Available on the Jumpstart Team!

Looking for a way to make a difference in the Evanston and Chicago communities? Become a Jumpstart Corps Member to work with local preschoolers! Corps members provide literacy, language and social-emotional support to preschool students to help prepare them for Kindergarten.

Final spots are available on Northwestern Jumpstart teams for 2023-2024 – check out our website to learn more and apply!

Work for Student Affairs Marketing

Want to put your expertise to use and gain valuable skills working with our office that services 30+ departments?

Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) provides real-world experience working with full-time staff, managing projects, meeting deadlines and also an opportunity to learn new skills! Please see the job descriptions & how to apply here! Work-study is required.



PawPrint Calendar

Free Fentanyl Test Strips

December 5, All Day
Searle Hall (Health Service), 633 Emerson Street

FREE fentanyl test strips are available on the third floor of Searle Hall (633 Emerson St) next to the sexual health sup...

Make Your Mark: your legacy for future Wildcats

December 5, All Day

Every day, we connect people with the Northwestern history, and for that to continue we need you to save your posters, t...

Seasonal Flu vaccine now available at NM Student Health Services

December 5, All Day

Schedule your appointment for the seasonal flu vaccine at the health center on campus through the MyNM app or website. A...

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Wellness at Northwestern
Wellness is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Northwestern encourages and supports our students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.