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Meet Medill

The best way to learn about our graduate programs is to interact with our students, faculty and staff. Visit us in Evanston or Chicago to see our students in action. Meet us at a conference or campus near you or watch a recorded information session whenever you like. We'll continue to update this page as more events are added. We hope to see you soon.

Information sessions

Attending an in-person or online information session is a great way to learn more about the IMC Full-Time program. You'll meet staff, faculty, current students or alumni who can answer your questions about how our programs can help you achieve your career goals. You'll also hear from our admissions team about the application process.

We do not currently have any events scheduled. As they are added, we will post them on this page.

Conferences, campus visits and events

We often attend conferences, visit college campuses and participate in other events across the country. These events have currently been canceled due to COVID-19. We will add more events as they are scheduled.

On-the-road informational interviews

We also host interviews in cities across the country. We do not currently have any interviews scheduled. As more dates become available, we will post them on this page.

Please note that formal admissions interviews are by invitation only once we have reviewed your application. 

Campus visit

NOTE: Based on University guidelines in response to nationwide COVID-19 developments, we have made the difficult decision to join many other colleges in canceling all tours, information sessions and large gatherings for prospective students. These events are canceled at Northwestern and Medill until further notice. The University will be monitoring the situation in the coming weeks to make decisions about future visit options. We look forward to welcoming you to campus as soon as we're able.

Visiting our Evanston or Chicago campus is one of the best ways to get a feel for our program and community. Campus visits give you the opportunity to talk to an admissions director, sit in on a class, meet a faculty member and/or take a tour of our facilities. We strongly encourage you to visit campus to get a distinct feel for what your time at Medill would be like.

Plan your visit

Our campus visits are currently suspended due to COVID-19. When they resume, we will post details on how to schedule your visit.

Arriving on campus

The Medill Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid is located at:

1845 Sheridan Road
Fisk Hall Suite 104
Evanston, IL 60208

Where to stay

Airbnb has listings for rent throughout Evanston and Chicago

Hyatt House
1515 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-864-2300

Holiday Inn
1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-491-6400

Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847-475-6400 or 1-877-STAYHGI

Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 888-677-4648

Margarita European Inn
1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, 847-869-2273

Getting here

Many major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare is approximately 45 minutes from the Evanston campus, and Midway is approximately 60 minutes away. However, travel times can vary depending on traffic.

Public Transportation
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) purple line runs to Evanston. Both the O’Hare and Midway Airports have CTA lines that connect to the purple line.

Please contact a taxi service directly to handle your transportation.

If you drive to Medill for your visit, please coordinate with the Admissions Office so we can provide you with a parking pass for the lot attached to the Segal Visitor Center. Most on-street parking in Evanston is restricted to a two-hour time limit.