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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 help you

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Summer communication and orientation

Over the summer, we’ll be in touch 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

You can meet with us throughout the year to discuss academic progress, personal and professional goals and dreams, and your Medill experience.

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IMC Student Leadership Committee

Student Life staff members advise our IMC Student Leadership Committee, which works to continually improve the Medill student experience.

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Building the Medill community

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

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

Additional student resources

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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.

Learn more