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Office of Student Life

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

Dean Brad Hamm presents and IMC student with her diploma at graduation

Supporting your Medill experience

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

How we help you

Students eating together at orientation.

Summer communication and orientation

During 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.

Academic advising

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

Student Leadership Committee

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

Learn more about the Student Leadership Committee
Bagels and cream cheese for student appreciation event.

Building the Medill community

We build Medill pride with events throughout the year, often held at the Medill Chicago space.

A part-time IMC graduate in cap and gown at graduation


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 about health and safety resources