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Meet Medill

The best way to learn about the Integrated Marketing Communications Professional master's program is to interact with our students, faculty and staff. If you’re in the area, visit us in Chicago to see our students in action. Attend a virtual webinar, participate in an information session or meet us at an event near you. We'll continue to update this page as more events are added. We hope to meet you soon.

Information sessions and webinars

Attending an in-person or online information session is a great way to learn more about the IMC Professional master's program. You'll meet staff, faculty, current students and/or alumni who can answer your questions about how IMC Professional 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 are currently canceled due to COVID-19; we will add them to this page as they are scheduled.


Interviews

An interview is required as part of the IMC Professional application. You can schedule an interview at any time during the application process. We encourage you to schedule your interview prior to submitting your application or no later than two weeks afterward. Interviews can be conducted in-person at Medill’s downtown Chicago and Evanston campuses or virtually.

Learn more about interviews


Campus visits

NOTE: Based on Northwestern 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. Northwestern 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.

While a number of our IMC Professional students work and live remotely, we welcome you to visit our downtown Chicago or Evanston campuses to learn about the IMC community and interact with Medill faculty and staff in person. During your visit, you'll gain a deeper understanding of our programs, talk with an admissions officer and see first-hand our unique approach to marketing communications in the digital age.

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.

Getting to Chicago

In Chicago, the Medill Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid is located at:

Medill Chicago
303 E. Upper Wacker Drive
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601

In Evanston, we are located in:

Fisk Hall
1845 Sheridan Road
Suite 104
Evanston, IL 60208

Air

Many major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare is approximately 45 minutes from the Chicago campus and 60 minutes from the Evanston campus. Midway is approximately 60 minutes away from the Chicago campus and 90 minutes from the Evanston campus. However, travel times can vary depending on traffic.

Public Transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers a number of train and bus travel options.

Medill’s Chicago campus location is easily accessible via CTA bus routes 134, 135, 136 and 20 and a short walk from the CTA’s State and Lake Station and Metra’s Millennium Station.

The Purple Line and Red Line connect you to Evanston. From O’Hare Airport, you take the Blue Line and transfer to the Purple or Red Line. From Midway Airport, you take the Orange Line and transfer to the Red Line and then the Purple Line.

Taxi

Please contact a taxi service directly to handle your transportation.

Parking

In Chicago, a parking garage is available underground at 303 E. Wacker Drive. Some people choose to use SpotHero to reserve parking in this garage ahead of time.

If you bring a car to Medill for your visit to Evanston, 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. 

Where to stay

These are a few of the many options near our downtown Chicago campus.

Airbnb
Airbnb has listings for rent throughout Evanston and Chicago

Fairmont Hotel
200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago
312-565-8000

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop
66 E. Wacker Pl., Chicago
312-920-6666

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago
312-565-1234

Swissôtel Chicago
323 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago
312-565-0565

Virgin Hotels Chicago
203 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago
312-940-4400

There are also many hotel options in Evanston.

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

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