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Office of Student Life

We support you so you can maximize your Medill experience from orientation to graduation.

Supporting your Medill experience

We are your primary resource for information on registration and degree progress as well as Medill and NU opportunities and services.

How We Can Help

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Communication and orientation

Before you arrive on campus, we’ll contact you with information to help you prepare for the start of classes, and we’ll set up channels to connect you with your fellow students. At orientation, we’ll help you start off your career at Medill with a fun and informative program. 

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Academic advising

We will meet with you throughout the year to discuss academic progress, personal and professional goals and dreams, and your Medill experience.

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Graduate Journalism Leadership Council

Student Life staff members advise our Graduate Journalism Leadership Council, which works to continually improve the Medill student experience.

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Student organizations and professional development

We support our student journalism organzations and send students to various journalism conferences, where they meet professionals and build networks.

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Building the Medill community

We build Medill pride with events throughout the year, including student appreciation events.

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Graduation

As you finish your college career, we host Medill’s graduation ceremonies to celebrate your accomplishments.

Additional Student Resources

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Academic Integrity

Medill sets a standard of integrity for all of our academic, professional, media, journalism and marketing communications work in and outside the classroom. It’s a key part of who we are.

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Health and Safety Resources

Northwestern offers a variety of resources to support your physical, mental and social well-being on campus.

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